Plagiarism is the use of the language and ideas of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work. Regardless if there is intention or not, plagiarism is when we use all of part of the work, ideas or perceptions of other creators representing them as one’s original work.
To be more specific we have plagiarism every time:
1. We use all the work, the words or ideas of another creator without referring to the source from which this information derived.
2. We state unaltered phrases or proposals from a source without putting them in quotation marks “…” and without stating the source from which they come from
3. We paraphrase, namely we presenting an information or the arguments of a writer with our own words or style without referring to the source.
4. We counterfeit or alter the information or data from another source
5. We undertake to do the project for another person and or at the contrary, when we assign to another person to do our project
Thus, in order to avoid any accusations of plagiarism, all sources which were used in the completion of a work/research must be mentioned. Moreover, references for all the quotes of other creators have to be used, since the quote without quotation marks and without referring to the source is also plagiarism. Furthermore, the sources in case they are ideas, theories or information even if they are well known, they have to be mentioned, however they may be unknown to the readers of this project.
Finally, sources that give additional information on the subject must be mentioned either to express different opinions on a subject or to simply help the reader look up the initial sources if there is a relative interest in the subject.
Avoid plagiarism using references and bibliographical references pursuant to the bibliographical standard defined by your teacher.
Consult the Guide for Dissertation and Thesis Writing.
Tool of locating plagiarism Ephorus
The Ephorus tool provides access only to academic staff following the creation of a personal account. It can be used either through Moodle either through its online database.
Interconnection Ephorus with Moodle
The academics who have a module page in Moodle have the possibility of activation of the control application with a simple click.
After submitting the project from the students in Moodle there is the indication for the control progress, while the control procedure is completed with the indication of identification of sources.
Online Database Ephorus
There is the ability of access to the academic staff following the creation of personal account. Request for an account by email on the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the online base the instructor has the right inter alia:
- To organize the projects in folders
- To create Hand In Codes which correspond to a module
- To avoid the creation of similar Hand in Codes the title is forwarded to the manager of the tool in order to approve or reject it
- After the approval by the administrator of the tool, the academic can promote the Hand in Code (module) to the students with the following link http://student.ephorus.com
- The students using this online link (http://student.ephorus.com) they add on the page their personal data, they upload their project and finally they press the button accept (for future control of their document with other projects)
- every file or project can be defined as:
1. Default check: check for plagiarism and ability of future check with other projects
2. Reference material: only for future check
3. Private check: only for personal check and it is not used for future check
Consult the Ephorus User Guide