Plagiarism & Copyright

What is plagiarism?
  • Plagiarism is defined as taking someone’s words or ideas and presenting them as your own original work. Plagiarism can be avoided by appropriately citing original authors and information sources. For more information on how to cite, paraphrase, and quote in your work, take a look at this resource from
  • Nova SBE uses Turnitin to check for plagiarism on all work projects and theses. Faculty may request an instructor account to use with classroom assignments. Masters and PhD students are required to submit their theses to Turnitin. Find specific information on the work project area of Moodle to try a test submission and to submit your final version.

**Best practice for free plagiarism checkers (such as the following) is to never upload your complete paper. Try instead to paste or upload sections or part of your papers rather than the complete version.