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Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoiding plagiarism is easy to do if you are aware of the rules and standards of academic work. Here you can find some guidelines and useful materials.

How to avoid plagiarism


  • JLU Gießen has issued official guidelines on plagiarism. You can download the brochure here.
  • The worksheet "The Ugly Faces of Plagiarism: Knowing Your Enemy" outlines the different forms of plagiarism to help writers avoid the typical pitfalls that can occur when they write their own texts.
  • Some useful information on plagiarism and how to avoid it can also be found at This website also offers advice on different citation styles (MLA, APA, etc.) and links to other resources.


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