Different kinds of plagiarism

The word plagiarism is often used as an umbrella term for different kinds of misuse and misrepresentation of texts and ideas that have previously been formed by someone else.

In this section, various forms of plagiarism and academic dishonesty in writing will be discussed. The different kinds of plagiarism are in some cases interrelated but have been divided here for reasons of clarity.

For further information and advice on how to avoid the risk plagiarism, see the section called