To avoid plagiarism, you need to acknowledge where you are using the work of others in an accurate and approved manner. Make sure you take time to reference accurately and don't be afraid to ask for help!
Interactive plagiarism course
The Birmingham Interactive Plagiarism Course is a comprehensive and fun introduction to plagiarism and how to avoid it. You can access the course via Canvas.
Referencing guides and software
I-cite is the University's one-stop guide to referencing. As well as information on correct referencing, it provides you with access to software which makes referencing even easier.
Referencing styles can vary from School to School and from subject to subject, and it is important that you use the style your course requires. You should check with your Personal Tutor or with your School to make sure you are aware of any specific guidelines on formatting references.
Academic Skills Centre
If you want additional support with referencing and good academic practise, please contact the Academic Skills Centre.
Study skills support
Plagiarism awareness is a part of wider study skills awareness. The University has a number of resources that will help you develop good study habits and skills.