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Citation rules and avoiding plagiarism

It is very important to cite sources correctly in scientific and academic work. Indeed, compliance with the formal requirements and rules of citation is key to the success of a term paper or dissertation. A module on correct citation (“Zitieren statt plagiieren”) is available  in the ULB-Kompass (German only).

It offers explanations and independent learning materials on the following questions:

  • Why is correct citation necessary?
  • How can you recognise and avoid plagiarism?
  • What are the basic rules of correct citation and how can you apply them to your own texts?
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