Avoiding plagiarism

Tutorials and learning activities on the topic of avoiding plagiarism.

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Resource title and description Type
Study techniques to help you avoid plagiarism
This video provides advice for students with tips on how to avoid charges of plagiarism. The video can also be found on YouTube.
Avoiding plagiarism
This Xerte tutorial covers:
  • what citing and referencing mean, and why they are important
  • what plagiarism and collusion mean and what actions are viewed as plagiarism or collusion
  • how to use others' research in your own work
  • how to correctly cite and reference other's work using the style recommended by your School
You can find more information specifically relating to the Cardiff Harvard, MHRA and Vancouver referencing styles, including step-by-step tutorials here.
When to cite exercise
A drag and drop exercise in which knowledge of when to cite work of others is tested.
Is it plagiarism? quiz
Test your knowledge of plagiarism with this quiz.
Avoiding plagiarism exercise
A brief exercise containing four questions testing your ability to recognise plagiarism.
Plagiarism: why you should avoid it
Cardiff University lecturer, Dr Stephen Rutherford, talks about plagiarism and why you should avoid it. A transcript is also available.