Ouriginal, or Urkund as it was called before, is a text comparison system that compares your text with other sources to discover identical sections.
The purpose of Ouriginal is first and foremost for teachers to be able to check if you are guilty of plagiarism, that is if you have copied another text without citing or if you’re too close to your sources linguistically when you’re referencing. Ouriginal is integrated in Canvas which means that your teacher can always choose to have Ouriginal review a text that you have submitted in Canvas. You can read more about how that works in the student guide.
It’s not always easy to keep track of multiple different sources during a writing process, but it’s important that you don’t submit something that you haven’t written entirely on your own. If you want to know which rules exist for a text with references and for plagiarism at Lund University, they are gathered in one single document.
Lund University’s shared guidelines on plagiarism (PDF, 328 KB, opens in a new tab)
If you want to read more about academic writing and find out what support is available at Lund University, you can find information on the libraries’ websites.