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Year : 2021, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 8) Last page : ( 17)
Print ISSN : 2277-7938. Online ISSN : 2277-7946. Published online : 2021 April 14.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2277-7946.2021.00002.4

Perception of Referencing and Plagiarism Detection Tools Among Students: A case study of Pondicherry University

Daimari Sanjana1,2Alumni, Varghese Rekha Rani1,1Assistant Professor

1Department of Library and Information Science, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry-605014, India

1e-mail: rekhatvm@gmail.com

2e-mail: daimarisanju@gmail.com

Received:  16  December,  2020; Accepted:  03  ,  2021.


The present study tries to assess the perception of referencing and plagiarism detecting tools among the students of Pondicherry University. The main objectives of the study are: to assess the perception of referencing among the students of Pondicherry University and to find out their awareness and use of reference management software and plagiarism detection tools. A questionnaire survey was conducted among the P.G. and Ph.D. students of the Pondicherry University. The results shows that majority of the respondents are aware of the word ‘referencing’ and are aware of various plagiarism detection tools like Turnitin and Urkund. More than half of the respondents are not aware of reference management software and a few of them always use Mendeley. Regarding the use of style manuals, the highest number of the respondents are using APA style manual followed by the MLA style manual.



Academic integrity, Plagiarism, Citation, Plagiarism checking tools, Reference management software, Referencing style manual.


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