Stockholm University takes a serious view of plagiarism, i.e., the copying of texts without clearly indicating that it is a quotation and stating the source. This is considered cheating.
Misleading references, where it is not made evident that the formulations and reasoning come from another source than the writer of the essay can lead to suspicion of plagiarism and come to be reported to the University Disciplinary Board.
“Self plagiarism”, i.e. when you without reference use parts of text you have produced in another context, is also considered as a form of plagiarism. In case you use your previously written texts in a new context, you have to refer to these in the same way as when you refer to another author.
If you are unsure as to what is counted as plagiarism, do make use of the aids that there are to help you avoid this offense:
The Stockholm University Library has Web based self study courses in information seeking and the scientific handling of information.
Refero - an Anti-plagiarism Tutorial. The Refero Tutorial is a Web based teaching aid developed by the Blekinge Institute of Technology & Linnaeus University Library to help academic students to understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Lunds universitets biblioteks Antiplagieringsguide (in Swedish only) A pictorial guide showing how to properly state sources so as to avoid being accused of plagiarism.
February 13, 2015
Page editor: Sanna Tielman
Source: Department of Social Work, Thomas Öhlund