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Library Guide Science: Plagiarism FAQ

Help with searching, finding, and (re)use of appropriate scientific literature for the Faculty of Science students

  General

Missing a question on plagiarism? Let us know! In the box below you will find tips for guidelines and websites.

These answers are for the greater part taken from the 'student plagiarism handout'.

  Guidelines/websites

There are many guides for students in higher education that show you how to reference correctly – some more detailed than others. Useful and detailed guidelines can be found in international guides such as:

  • Cite Right with citation styles for all areas of science (Lipson & Charles, 2006);
  • The ACS style guide of the ACS (American Chemical Society, 2006).

A popular Dutch book containing advice on how to avoid plagiarism is Leren Communiceren (fifth edition), in particular Sections 12.6 and 12.7 (Steehouder et al., 2006, pp. 385–392). The information and examples given here are partly based on the advice for avoiding plagiarism presented in this book.

  Practical

These answers are for the greater part taken from the 'student plagiarism handout'.