The Urkund anti-plagiarism system

Checking documents for plagiarized content

Access

Students send their documents by email to the professor’s Urkund address.

Use

What is the Urkund anti-plagiarism system?

Teaching students to use a wide range of digital sources (websites, online databases, etc.) while making use of digital citation techniques. Urkund helps you identify the digital sources that have been used without proper citation.

Remember, according to the Sciences Po code of academic conduct, any breach of elementary rules of honesty and probity constitutes a failure to respect academic obligations.

How does the Urkund anti-plagiarism system work?

  1. Students send their documents by email to the professor’s Urkund address. This address follows the following format: lastname.firstname.scpo @ analyse.urkund.com. It is preconfigured in your Google Apps contacts, in a folder dedicated to anti-plagiarism.
  2. The document is stored and analyzed on the Urkund server. This analysis consists in a comparison of the document with texts found on the Internet, the documents of other students, and published material (books, encyclopedias, etc.).
  3. The document and generated report are sent to the professor at his email adress : lastname.firstname@sciencespo.fr.

Documentation

Urkund, analyzing sources (FR, PDF, 600 KB)