As a student, you must reference your sources when writing your student thesis and other academic texts. By properly referencing, you also avoid plagiarizing. At LiU, the plagiarism detection tool Ouriginal is used for checking texts written by students for possible plagiarism. The Library has created a self-study tutorial, called NoPlagiat, to help students learn how to avoid plagiarizing and respect copyright.
Ouriginal (formerly Urkund) can be used by teachers for checking texts written by students for plagiarism and is often found via the submission module in virtual course rooms in the Lisam learning platform. Teachers at LiU also have the option to send individual texts via Ouriginal. Besides texts submitted via Lisam, it is not possible for students to send individual texts to Ouriginal.
When a text is sent to Ouriginal, the system will analyze the document for similarities with content from other sources. The analysis is presented in a report that is sent to the teacher that requested the analysis, who then makes the judgement if there are grounds to suspect plagiarism.
More information about Ouriginal is available at Ouriginal's website
As a LiU employee, you can find more information about Ouriginal at Liunet – the intranet for LiU employees:
Resources for combating plagiarism (Sign in with LiU-ID required)