Steps To Avoid Plagiarism In Research Work


In the diverse field of writing, research paper works in the form of thesis or dissertation, still occupy a prominent position. For them to be successfully done, it becomes important to remember that this task must be done without any mistake. The biggest mistake people make, while working on research paper writing, is that they copy the content from other sources, as it is.


This results in copyright infringement leading to loss for the scholar. Thus it must be a point to avoid plagiarism in your content. To avoid plagiarism, keep the following points in mind:

  • Always remember to mention the source you have referred to while doing your research paper writing. This is a very general habit to make references to various sources in order to strengthen your research paper work while offering paper writing services.

References can be taken from articles, journals, books, other research work and the like. In such cases, it becomes important to cite the sources referred to. Citation can be done in the following manner:

  1. Quote the below mentioned details when citing your source in the bibliography section, in case the source is a book:
  • The author’s name in the reverse format, that is, first the surname followed by the first name, with a comma separating them. For example: Henrik Ibsen will be written as Ibsen, Henrik.
  • Next, mention the title of the book you have taken as source, in italics. For example: A Doll’s House. Here also remember to mention the subtitle along with the title. One more thing to remember is that write the title as it appears on the front page of the book, keeping in mind the cases as well. The way a writer gives his story a title, conveys a lot about his intentions and his creativity.
  • Following the above mentioned details, is the mention of the volume number you have worked upon, in case the book you worked on, has more than one volume.
  • Also mention the edition number in case your book has more than one edition.
  • Next, mention the name of the city where the publication house is.
  • Then mention the name of the publishing house.
  • And then mention the date of publication of the referred to edition.
  • Example: Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll’s House. Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Publications Limited, 1992.
  1. In case your source is a website or any other online platform, then mention the following details:
  • Name of the webpage writer following the same format of citation as mentioned above.
  • Name of the topic that you researched for on the online platform.
  • Mention the name of the website, following the above details.
  • Next write the date of creation of the content.
  • Along with this, mention the date you accessed the web page.
  • Example: Fyfe, Paul. “A Doll’s House.” Lit Charts. Lit Charts LLC, 22 August, 2019. Web. 20 March 2021.
  1. When you are quoting a research paper, then mention:
  • Again the name in the same format as mentioned above.
  • Quotation marks should contain your research topic
  • State the kind of research paper it is
  • Mention the university which has offered the paper writing service.
  • In the end, mention the year the paper was written in.
  • Example: Warne, Jason. “ The Sociolinguist Development in the South Asian Countries.” PhD Thesis, University of London, 2004.
  1. If you have just referred to a particular chapter of a book then mention:
  • Again the name in format mentioned above
  • Name of the chapter should be in quotation marks followed by the name of the book, in italics
  • Number of pages in the chapter
  • Place of publication of the book
  • Name of the publishing house
  • Following the above is the year of publication
  • Example: Chandra, Satish. “Shah Jahan,” in History of Medieval India, 140-157. New Delhi: Orient Black swan, 2015.
  1. In case you are working on scientific texts, mention the original text first which would be followed by the then classics of Science, in the alphabetical order. This would include works of the native as well as the foreign writers where the latter comes after the former.
  2. The list containing the works of the same author, must be arranged in an alphabetical order, while citing.
  3. A minute point to be considered is numbering the reference list in the bibliography.
  • In case you are really finding it difficult to read, remember and then write then you may go for paraphrasing the lines from the research paper work. Paraphrasing can be done by changing the voice of the sentence, from active to passive or vice-versa, or changing the speech from direct to indirect or vice-versa, synonyms in synonymous sentences can also be used to achieve the task.
  • While writing quotes, you can mention the quotes directly but change the supporting sentence by paraphrasing them. There are certain software that work putting quotes off plus you have already given credit to the author in your citation, so you can go this way.
  • Do not paraphrase line by line, rather read the idea, condense it and try summarizing it in your own words. Line by line paraphrasing brings your content very close to the original source, therefore, it is not feasible to do so.
  • Also remember that while writing quotes from other sources, mention them in quotation marks.
  • In the end, you can use certain plagiarism generating software to check the plagiarism in your work. This would help you avoid any plagiarism by correcting in case any id found in your work.

Thus, you can make use of the above mentioned points to make your work next to original and avoid any plagiarism in your work and thus, stay free form any such legal implications.


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