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Asian Studies - Subject Guide for Students: Academic Integrity & Evaluation of Sources

This guide is for students at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, but can be used for others with Asia as a speciality

Academic Integrity

Student's handbook

For more information on how to avoid plagiarism read the student's handbook at Urkund.

Student's handbook at Urkund

Critical reading important

Always be critical to what you read, especially if you "find it on the Internet".

  • Who created the page? Is there any "About" information?
  • For what purpose was it created?
  • When was it created? Is it updated?
  • Any contact information?
  • Can you find sources to confirm it?
  • Can you find sources that contradicts it?

Save and print out the pages for future references! Here today, gone tomorrow.

  • And what have you not found? And why? Are there more ways to search?

Scholarly material and academic writing

"Why do you need scholarly material? What is it, and how do you recognize it? This brief lecture deals with important aspects of scholarly material and explains the basics of academic writing."
Presented by Fredrik Vanek, librarian at the Social Sciences Faculty Library, Lund University.

Figures and images in your paper

It is important to know if you are allowed to use special photos and figures in your papers. Always assume that the figure or image you want to use in your report is protected by copyright. When you make a new table with information collected by someone else you must give reference to the person who collected the data and from where it came.

How to Identify Scholarly Journals