About Refero

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Copyright © 2009 The libraries of Blekinge Institute of Technology and Linnaeus University. The contents of this tutorial may be reproduced and distributed only subject to terms and conditions set forth in the Creative Commons License.

Refero is a web based tutorial developed to help students in higher education understand what plagiarism is and give advice on how to avoid it. The name Refero is latin and means “I refer”. Refero is based on a tutorial which was originally developed at San José State University Library.

The texts were translated and adapted to suit the requirements of our universities.

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