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Information on and prevention of plagiarism

Definition (Plagiarism):
Copying whole text contents or just parts of a text in a changed (shortened, reworded, translated) and unchanged form without acknowledging the original source and without marking the parts copied.
Attention: This applies to all sources copied, graphics, images and charts must also be marked.

There are various tools you can use to avoid plagiarism or incorrect references.

  • In order to keep an eye on your reference and on the information you have found therein, it is recommendable that you use a reference management programme (for more information see reference management).
  • Many mistakes can occur due to a lack of time. With Citavi, Excel files or similar programmes, you can find out how much time you will need for single steps


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