Guide on Avoiding Plagiarism
This guide will provide you with information on what plagiarism is, how to avoid it, and some resources to explore on the topics that are relevant to you.
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the process or practice of using another person's ideas or work and pretending that it is your own.
Source: Cambridge dictionary
When you do not cite the source in your work, the following actions may constitute plagiarism:
IIMB library subscribes to the Indian edition of the course titled “Avoiding Plagiarism.”
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IIMB subscribed to Turnitin plagiarism detection software and all your papers are scanned for originality. Please contact IT helpdesk for more information on this software
Grammaly.com: It is a grammar-checking technological tool that reviews and improves text by correcting grammar, spelling, word choice and style errors with accuracy. It also detects plagiarism by checking texts against over 8 million web pages. Click here for handout.
RefWorks: RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that helps you keep track of your research, organize, store citations, and create bibliographies. It is easy to collect or import materials from the open web, Google, major database platforms, and directly from your PDFs or Office documents. Click here for handout.
Typeset: Typeset is publishing tools & the main features are as follows: • Auto-format with 100% compliance to any journal's guidelines in seconds; • Choose from over 45,000+ verified Scopus indexed journal formats like Elsevier, Springer, and IEEE, etc.; • Integrated plagiarism check for your research; • Integrated spelling and grammar check; • Cite and order in one-click with any citation style; • Collaborate seamlessly with any number of peers; • Export to MS-Word, LaTeX or PDF. Click here for handout.
APA citation guide: APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources 6th edition is available in PDF format. Please contact the librarian for more information.
As you will be using several resources in your project or paper, you are expected to give attribution for many reasons such as:
Attribution is not required when it is known as common knowledge in that domain and for your own opinion and ideas. However, ideas and interpretations cannot be construed as common knowledge. In case of any doubt, whether a fact or an idea is common knowledge in your discipline, it is always recommended that you cite the source.