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When you are writing essays, reports and other academic texts, you may quote or refer to others' texts and results, as long as you do this correctly and inform your reader of your sources. However, you are not allowed to use other people's ideas, texts and work without clearly stating that they are not your own.


To plagiarise means to intentionally mislead your readers into believing that other people's thoughts and words are your own. If you write about what you have read or heard while failing to acknowledge your sources correctly, you haven't followed the rules for scientific writing and run the risk of being accused of plagiarism.

Plagiarism checking

At the University of Gävle, we use the plagiarism prevention service Ouriginal that is integrated in Canvas. For more information about our routines contact your teacher.

More information on plagiarism


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