Citing other sources or your own previous work is, of course, permitted, but both direct and indirect quotations must always be accompanied by complete and accurate references. Copying or paraphrasing a short or long section of text without indicating the source is prohibited and considered plagiarism. Using your own texts that have been produced in a different context without including proper references is considered self-plagiarism.

An example of plagiarism is to copy a text verbatim or almost verbatim (this also includes parts of a text or single sentences) without indicating the source. Presenting other people’s texts as if they were your own can also be considered plagiarism. Examples of other people’s texts include course literature, texts that you have found online or a fellow student’s take-home exam.

The Department of Child and Youth Studies uses the text comparison tool Urkund and complementary search engines. In this course, plagiarism checks are either performed on all student examinations or through random sampling. When students submit their assignments, they accept that the assignment may be run through the University’s text comparison tool. Checks are also made in cases of suspected plagiarism in individual texts.

Plagiarising your own or other people’s texts is considered cheating and is always subject to disciplinary action, which may include suspension. Teachers are required to report well-founded suspicions of cheating and plagiarism to the head of department.

Rules & Regulations at Stockholm University describes how disciplinary matters are handled.

Recommended link: Anti-plagiarism guide