Ten proposals to help university students avoid plagiarism

The practice of plagiarism in higher education is difficult to address. In recent years, the student training programme in information competences run by the library of the Universitat de Girona has included a section on academic integrity. Despite this, individualized attention to students across their degree courses and especially during their final degree project reveals that students often plagiarise unintentionally. This has led us to reassess how plagiarism is dealt with and to make ten proposals designed to minimize this practice. Some of these proposals are accompanied by practical exercises and they include actions that would be undertaken in the training offered by the library.