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Library - Plagiarism and Copyright: Plagiarism @ UJ

Information in this LibGuide is organised to support and guide students in their academic activities.

The UJ Policy definition

.Plagiarism is the act of representing the ideas, writings, works or inventions of others as the fruits of one’s own original intellectual endeavours without adequately acknowledging the author or source….”


“ …. Where a student or researcher’s work is not authentically his/her own, such work does not qualify as an academic output, whether this is a student assignment or employee research, and will be viewed as plagiarism, which is defined as the appropriation of another's work, whether intentionally or unintentionally, without proper acknowledgement…”

Plagiarism and Copyright Workshop

Contact :

1. Mr Thapelo Mashishi

Tel. 011-559-2182


2. Pavlinka Kovatcheva

Tel. 011-559-2621


Peoples ideas may be contained in......

  • Written text – Journal articles, books, theses, dissertations, notes, course materials, co-students projects, e-mail messages, data, computer code, everything on the internet, etc.

  • Visual text – fine art, graphic art,photographs, etc

  • Multimedia products -  websites, video productions, films, CDs, DVDs, etc.

  • Music -  compositions, lyrics, sound bytes on the internet.

  • Spoken text – Speeches, audio recordings, lectures, or interviews

Turn it in

Turnitin is the leading academic plagiarism detector, utilized by teachers and students to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity.


Please note:  for Turn it in, you need to consult with your lecturer or department