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Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct


You might find it useful to see examples of plagiarised and correctly attributed text.  Several other universities have published examples on their websites, covering both general guidance and tutorials or quizzes.  The following resources are not endorsed by the University of Cambridge, but may help to enhance and test your understanding of good academic practice.

Online tutorials

  • Good academic practice and avoiding plagiarism LibGuides tutorial, from Cambridge University Libraries
  • CamGuides, from the University Library, offering support for both undergraduate and taught Master's students
  • You be the judge! from the University of Leeds; short online activity to identify what does and does not constitute plagiarism
  • Recognising plagiarism from the University of Leicester; short online activity to compare work against the original and determine whether it has, or has not, been plagiarised
  • Referencing and plagiarism from the University of Technology, Sydney; a short tutorial and quiz with examples of different types of acknowledgement

Understanding and avoiding plagiarism

  • Study skills and training from the University of Oxford; advice on good academic practice, including time management, library skills, and note-taking
  • Study skills success at Sussex (S3) Referencing pages from the University of Sussex; information about how, and when, to reference
  • Referencing and plagiarism from the University of Technology, Sydney; resources about plagiarism and tips to avoid it
  • Academic integrity from Princeton University; includes examples of plagiarism in text and computer code, a guide on when to cite, and 'Working Habits that Work'
  •; a free resource sponsored by the makers of Turnitin, which offers guidance about plagiarism and how to cite, along with an FAQ/Ask the Experts section

Guidance about study methods in the UK (for international students)