Plagiarism involves coping text, images or ideas in whole or in part from someone else’s work  without accurate source referencing.
If you don't accurately reference the source, both direct quotes (using the exact words of the source) and indirect quotes (by paraphrasing or summarising) of research results are regarded as plagiarism.

If it concerns taking over things that are generally known, this is not plagiarism. Because you do not need to cite a source for facts that are scientifically or socially generally accepted.

Prevent plagiarism:

  • Mention the source when taking over information in your own words.
  • Mention the source when quoting literally and make it clear that you are quoting literally. This can be done with quotation marks or with a separate text block for larger quotes. Also mention the page numbers where the quote can be found.
  • Mention the source when using pictures or photos protected by copyright or from the public domain.