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Read more about scientific honesty, plagiarism, good academic assignments and the different reference standards that exist

Plagiarising and academic integrity

Provided below are three examples of sets of rules governing academic integrity and how cases of plagiarism are dealt with in Denmark:

  • University of Copenhagen
  • Aarhus University
  • Syddansk Universitet

Check out which rules apply at your institution!

And read more about managing sources and problems of plagiarism in:

Stern, L. (2007). What every student should know about avoiding plagiarism. New York, NY: Pearson Longman.
– Useful checklists and tips for avoiding plagiarism.

Neville, C. (2010). The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism. (2nd ed.) Maidenhead, England: Open University Press.
– Clear and well set out explanation of how to make accurate references and in-text citations and how to quote different types of sources, e.g. websites, tables, illustrations, photos etc.

Fachhochschule F. Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin. Portal Plagiat. Retrieved from
– Webtutorial in German on plagiarism by Deborah Weber-Wulff, one of Europe’s leading experts on plagiarism. Includes testing of plagiarism software, links and literature.

Academic writing

The books below provide additional information about academic writing in Western culture in general:

Bitsch Olsen, P., & Pedersen, K. (2008). Problem-oriented project work: A workbook (2nd ed.). Frederiksberg, Denmark: Roskilde University Press.
– This book provides insight into all aspects of working and writing in groups.

Graff, G., Birkenstein, C., & Durst, R. K. (2009). “They say – I say”: The moves that matter in academic writing (Rev. ed.). New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co.
– Based on the concept “research as a conversation”, this book addresses several problems in academic writing.

McMillan, K., & Weyers, J. (2010). How to write essays & assignments . Harlow, NJ: Prentice Hall.

McMillan, K., & Weyers, J. D. B. (2007). How to write dissertations & project reports. Harlow, NJ: Prentice Hall.
– These two books cover the entire spectrum of academic writing for students.

More on citation styles

Your institution might have certain rules for making references and bibliographies in your assignments. Consult the curriculum or the study board regulations.

If the curriculum doesn’t provide these rules you can find guidance on making consistent references in these citation style guidelines:

APA Style
Curtin University Library. (2010). APA referencing 2009. Retrieved from
– Good outline of how to make in-text citations and references to different types of sources according to the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 2010.

University of Chicago. (2006, 2007). The Chicago manual of style online. Retrieved from
– Publisher’s online guide to the Chicago Style. Choose, for example, ‘Quick Guide’ to see examples of references to different types of documents.

Curtin University Library. (2011). Chicago author-date referencing. Retrieved from
– Good outline of how to make in-text citations and references to different types of sources.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. (2009). Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: Sample references. Retrieved from
– Online guide to the Vancouver style.

Curtin University Library. (2011). Vancouver referencing. Retrieved from
– Good outline of how to make in-text citations and references to different types of sources.

Gibaldi, J. (2004). MLA handbook for writers of research papers. New York: The Modern Language Association of America.
– MLA handbook on their own citation style. Unfortunately not available online.