Plagiarism | University Policy | Anti-Plagiarism Software | Library Orientation Programs | Turnitin Guidelines
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(This is not the university policy. The following guidelines are provided to researchers/authors to give an understanding about what is plagiarism and how to avoid it)
"Plagiarism is considered as academic dishonesty. It is the action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft”. (Oxford English Dictionary)
The expression of original ideas in any form is considered intellectual property and is protected by copyright laws.
Almost all forms of expressions, original inventions fall under copyright protection as long as they are recorded in some way (such as a book, article, art piece, musical score or a computer file)
Turning in someone else's work as your own
Copying words, phrases or ideas from someone else's work without giving credit (acknowledgement)
Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks in text
Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
Manipulating the already published data or presenting the fake data in your work
Paraphrasing, changing words and sentence structure of a source is considered as copying if the source is not duly acknowledged.
Taking so many words or ideas from a source or different sources that makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not is considered as copying.
Submission of the same work to more than one course
What is not Plagiarism?
Some practices are also allowed while using the text from other authors' documents in their own writings.
Few words of similarity (that can be coincidental among others)
Reiterating popular writers sayings, use of symbols, application of formulae, images, Figures and models
Facts or common knowledge, widely known ideas
Quotations: Reproduction of an author's exact words. 1) Parenthetical citation (with or without signal phrase), 2) Footnotes, 3) Endnotes
Bibliographic reference at the end of text
For more details - See the Harvard Guide to Using Sources
How to Avoid Plagiarism (How to Reduce the % of Similarity) ?
Keep your notes, draft, own writings and your sources separate
Don't copy and paste the content from other sources
In case you are using content from different sources (even your own), write the text in "quotes", quote your sources properly both 'in text' and also 'in bibliographical references'.
Acknowledge your sources explicitly when paraphrasing (change of words with synonyms, restructuring sentences or paragraphs of text) both 'in text' and also 'in bibliographical references'.
Remove preliminary pages of thesis/dissertation, or project report viz. title page, declaration, certification, acknowledgements, etc.
Follow the citation styles as prescribed by your research guide/department/school. Some globally followed citation styles are given here.
Since most of the scholarly content is currently published online, use anti-plagiarism software to detect similarities if any your manuscript before submitting to the university.
(1) Academic Council, 73rd Meeting held on 19.10. 2014
(2) O/o Controller of Exams, Ltr No:- UH/Exams/2016 Dt:- 25-10-16 CLICK for the CIRCULAR & CERTIFICATE
The service is limited to UOH Academic Community
It is mandatory to screen PhD theses, M.Phil Dissertations and Projects before submitting to the university.
Based on the general practices at various Universities/Institutions, the similarity tolerance limit may be kept as 15%. The Supervisor has to go through the report generated by Anti-Plagiarism software before certifying the same.
The research scholar in his/her declaration and research Supervisor in his/her certificate has to certify/declare that the thesis is a plagiarism-free as per the norms of the University. (As per University norms less than 15% similarity index can be considered as plagiarism-free)
The responsibility of getting the statement of plagiarism statistics from the Library lies with the Scholar. The Supervisor can also log into the respective Anti-Plagiarism software website with the help of Library staff and download the report.
Same Anti-Plagiarism policy of the University will be applicable to M.Tech and M.Phil dissertations. This shall come into effect from 01-12-2016. ...... The self source and the text placed in ".........." can be exempted.
Not applicable to regional languages
USE OF ANTI PLAGIARISM SOFTWARE (WEB BASED TOOL)
UGC INFLIBNET Centre facilitated Turnitin Software to all the universities signed MOU for SHODHGANGA Project (Uploading university Ph.D. Theses to INFLIBNET Theses Repository).
University of Hyderabad also received the software for the year 2014 (April) to May 2015 for screening theses to detect the similarity, if any with already published content.
Further, the library continued subscription to Turnitin for the years 2015, and 2016.
Turnitin Registrations to Schools
(For Faculty to verify own research papers, student term papers, theses / dissertation chapters)
Library has subscribed Turnitin, the anti-plagiarism software and provided registrations to the following schools to the faculty members identified by the Deans of respective schools.
The selected faculty member/s will take care of plagiarism screening needs pertaining to entire school (covering all the departments/centres).
The simple process of Registration and Screening is illustrated inTurnitin Guidelines.
List of Faculty Members registered for Turnitin
School/Faculty Member & Email
|Computer & Information Sciences|
|Engineering Sciences & Technology|
|Indira Gandhi Memorial Library (Final Submissions only)|
Internal Quality Assessment Cell
|S. N. School of Arts & Communication|
Library Screening - Before Final Submission To University
The IGM Library will screen the student's theses/dissertations/project reports (after completing the supervisors corrections) before their FINAL submission to the university and CERTIFY the similarity score.
Please Download Application and submit to IT Section, IGM Library. It should be duly signed by the concerned supervisor.
Email the students theses/dissertations/projects (as one document i.e. Introduction to Conclusion) to - email@example.com
Library will send the 'Screened Report' through the same mail in half a day.
Students/Research scholars should prints of similarity score part of the report in required number and bring for library's certification.
Please print the REPORT (only similarity sources pages generated at the end) and take the signatures (& stamp) of the research supervisor and librarian before submission to the university.
Report should be enclosed with Thesis/Dissertation/Report at the end in all copies
Library screens document through 1. Current & Archived Content on Internet (Web Free sources) 2. Periodicals, Journals & Publications 3. Student's Repository
Library will not exclude any source/s (self publications or earlier submissions etc.)
Library will not repeat the screening process, if score is equal to 25% or below (University's accepted percentage of similarity).
Preparation of Document for Screening in the Library
The file must be less than 400 pages and less than 20 MB.
Microsoft Word or PDF preferably in PDF (as the size will be comparatively lesser)
Please combine all the chapters into one document (Introduction to Conclusion)
Please reduce the size of document further by removing preliminary pages of thesis/dissertation, or project report (Title page, declaration, contents page, certification, acknowledgements, etc.)
Deletion of Erroneously Submitted Documents from Turnitin Repository
Only Turnitin Support (USA) can delete the submitted documents from Turnitin Database / Repository at the request of the Administrator (@ IT Section, IGM Library).
To delete the documents, Turnitin Support requires details of paper ID/Submission ID, date of submission, author and title etc.
So please email the details to - firstname.lastname@example.org and give time. It may require 3- 7 days depending on the queue that Turnitin Support has.
While Screening for verification of similarity through Turnitin, Please do not Save / Submit the document to Repository.
Please select 'No Repository' in Optional Settings.
Please do not delete the documents submitted in Class and assignments.
Download the similarity report and digital receipts of every submission because it contains valid information - Similarity in text, the paper ID/Submission ID, date of submission, author and title etc. details for future use (for deleting the documents from Turnitin repository if any erroneously submitted).
LIBRARY ORIENTATION PROGRAMS
University/Library has arranged the following Orientation/Training programs in connection with mandatory use of Anti-plagiarism software for screening theses/dissertations/projects
Talk on "What is Plagiarism and how to avoid it? Experiences at Jawaharlal Nehru University", by Dr. Ramesh C. Gaur, Librarian, JNU Delhi. Date/Venue- March 5, 2014 11.30 am to 12.30 pm @ Conference Hall, School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad.
Presentation on Detection of Plagiarism in Research Documents using Anti-plagiarism software - Turnitin, by IT Section, IGM Library, University of Hyderabad. Date/Venue -School of Social Sciences, UOH
Turnitin (The Anti-plagiarism Software) - Training cum Orientation Program with Turnitin Technical Team (Shri Arjun, Balani iGroup, India ) for university students, research scholars and faculty on Oct. 4, 2016 at 9.30 am - 12.30 pm and exclusively to the registered faculty from 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm @ Raman Auditorium, UOH.