Plagiarism is an act of someone claiming other people's work as their work without giving credit to the original owner. This act is certainly not an ethical behavior pattern, especially in the academic world. Plagiarism of other people's work can be in the form of claims for ideas, work, or patents. One of the responsibilities of the library is to prevent plagiarism from occurring. For libraries as an institution has to ensure that the disseminated work is not the work of stealing. Besides, libraries have the intention to appreciate an original idea of the creator. Therefore, here we describe in general the forms of plagiarism and how to prevent them.
Forms of Plagiarism
There are two types of plagiarism. The first is Online Plagiarism and the second is Auto Plagiarism. Online Plagiarism refers to the act of someone claiming someone's online work to be his/her work. Often online plagiarism is carried out by plagiarists who are searching online via the internet. The cause of the frequent occurrence of this plagiarism type is the easy access to limitless digital information on the internet, which is then not matched by the awareness of doing good academic writing by searchers. The second form of plagiarism is Auto Plagiarism which refers to the actions of a person claiming one's academic statements from various written works by not quoting where the academic ideas or statements originate. However, all forms of plagiarism can be said to be spin-off forms of theft, borrowing, violation, piracy, and forgery.
How to Prevent Plagiarism
The crucial cause of plagiarism is the lack of insight into fair citation patterns in the writing process. Many plagiarists ignore the valid source of the writing, theory, or idea. A person is allowed to quote an idea or theory submitted by another person to prevent plagiarism. The quotation itself refers to a person's writing activities to include where the source of the theory or idea comes from in the writing process that is being carried out by someone. Several types of citation forms are used commonly, namely Harvard citation style, Chicago style, The Modern Language style, and APA style. The second prevention is the paraphrasing technique, which is a writing technique that uses other people's ideas by expressing them in their own words. However, this technique also does not alter the original ideas of the original authors.
As an effort to prevent plagiarism in the Multimedia Nusantara University academic community, we hereby subscribe to a Turnitin application as an early detection effort of the authenticity of written works written by the UMN academic community. Turnitin is a plagiarism checking application with a percentage level of the similarity of written works currently being written with published papers.
For academicians who need assistance in using Turnitin, you can fill in the following form Check Turnitin and send the documents to be checked to email [email protected] with the subject "name-CHECK TURNITIN" for documents sent to email only CHAPTER I to CHAPTER V or can be sent per CHAPTER.
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