I have written a thesis for my academic career at post-graduate level. I want to check whether I have unintentionally plagiarized some stuff from the published papers or other academic websites.
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Edit: Some background information
I am an M Tech student. I have completed my final year project in DSP Engineering domain & written a thesis on it as well.
When I started working on the project a year back, the 1st step was getting to know what the specific area of the project was about. So I read many papers, other theses and of course academic websites and forums. I have a habit of writing down important points when I come across.
There were quarterly reports that I wrote and submitted about the project. I did not cite any part of those reports as they were for internal use for my guide for staying up to date.
While writing the thesis, especially the initial chapters introducing the general working area of the project & specific information with relevant mathematical formulas & graphs & block diagrams etc, I referred to these quarterly reports. The rest of the thesis which is the work done by me is not plagiarized as I wrote every word of it myself about what I did. So that's done.
Some of the papers/websites which I constantly visited were very easy for me to cite. But there are many papers/websites which I read to at the start and forgot about it.
There is a possibility, that I have used certain excerpts from a paper/website but I don't know which, so I can't cite them. Some of you said, mild plagiarism doesn't matter in Engineering field. But plagiarism, mild or not, matters to me. I have not even plagiarized a tweet so far. It's just for personal satisfaction.