check for plagiarism


Kcenter > find > check for plagiarism


Plagiarism consist "to use another person's ideas or work and pretend that it is your own"

Dictionary, C. (2018). plagiarize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary. [online] Available at: [Accessed 23 Feb. 2018].

SKEMA Business School is very vigilant in accompanying auditors to ensure the copyright respect. For that purpose the different teams (Faculty, Programs, KCenter) set coaching, provide resources (rules, Thesis & dissertation writing’s guides…) and methods. These teams are also using a plagiarism detection tool for the majority of works produced by auditors (URKUND).

Find here : A definition of INTELLECTUAL INTEGRITY, tips and tricks to avoid plagiarism. (Identifying the sources, cite and write a bibliography) and tools used to detect plagiarism or to help you writing your bibliography.

Definition of intellectual integrity

As a reminder about Intellectual property rights and citations’ use.
According to L335-3 article from Intellectual property code : “Is also a counterfeiting crime any copy, representation or diffusion of a mind work in any way by any mean according to the definition and reglementation of the laws.
Laws authorize the use of any work without permission of the author, only if you mention the name of the author and the source notably in this case :
“Analyses and small citation justified by their critical, polemical, pedagogical, scientific, informative aspect of the work in which they are incorporated in.”

If you use or reformulate things that you read in an article, a book or a website without literally cite it you still must cite your sources.

If you use data, graphs, pictures from a website you must systematically cite the precise URL of the website. This website’s link has to be re-mentioned in your bibliography.

If you communicate (even partially) ideas, concepts, sentences that are coming from reading or conferences, you have to be transparent and honest and consequently attribute their paternity. It’s essential that the reader can clearly distinguish your own ideas from those you borrowed, used or resumed from another.

To go further consult the PGE program’s regulation and rules.

Tips and Tricks to avoid plagiarism

Identify your sources 

At the beginning of your documentary research. Think to remember all the pertinent sources of information. It’s the preliminary work of your literature review. This will allow you to cite all the authors that you have identified.
The main goal of this is to allow you to fast generate a bibliography in order not to lose any references that you used inside your work.
See bibliographic standards (link)


There is two types of citations:

  1. "Direct" citations (text extract between commas).
  2. "Indirect" citations (The author's idea are resumed and used without citing directly his talk).

In this two cases the reader must be precisely informed of your sources. You should systematically mention:

  1. The name of the author(s) that you cite. You can omit the first name unless homonyms appears in your bibliography (NB: In your bibliography you still have to write the first letter of the author's first name).
  2. The date of the cited article/book.
  3. The page(s) where we can find your citation

It allows the reader to find the complete reference (title, magazine…) in your bibliography.


URKUND – Plagiarism detection tool

SKEMA choose to use URKUND for plagiarism detection. Most students works are submitted to URKUND to detect similarities. URKUND use previous documents uploaded on the soft, use an information database and also scan the web.

Here is the process to submit your work on URKUND :

ZOTERO – Bibliographic references tool

Zotero is a bibliographic reference management tool. You can collect references and comment it in order to build a literature review. It’s also possible to export a standardized bibliography with this software. Zotero should be installed on your laptop, also an extension app is available for Chrome and Firefox. Zotero Online also allow you to collaborate and synchronize your local references to automatically retrieve their metadata.

CITE THIS FOR ME - generate standardized bibliography

This tool available online will allow you by adding a reference from a local document, a web link…, to automatically generate a standardized bibliography.

You have everything that is necessary to understand what is behind INTELLECTUAL INTEGRITY and to respect all the rules to avoid plagiarism.