Ideas to use in preventing and detecting plagiarism.
Examples and practice exercises from Rio Salado College.
BBC NEWS Magazine - Cut and paste
Bloggers are naming names, creating an award for news organizations who plagiarize weblogs without attribution.
BBC News - Web checks for student cheating
Detection software will search 800 million websites to stop students plagiarising from the internet.
CNN.com - Boston University takes on term paper firms
Boston University is suing eight companies that sell term papers over the Internet. The school wants the federal courts to enforce a Massachusetts law banning the sale of term papers.
CSMonitor.com - Term Papers at the Click of a Mouse
1997 article discussing the easily availability of online term papers.
Center for Academic Integrity
Provides a forum to identify, affirm, and promote the values of academic integrity among students. It is affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.
Copyright Issues on the Web
Briefly discusses the relationship between copyright and plagiarism.
Dalhousie University: Plagiarism and Intellectual Honesty
Dalhousie's policies, news about plagiarism in university settings, and resources for faculty and students to help understand, avoid and detect plagiarism.
Educause: Term Paper Mills, Anti-Plagiarism Tools, and Academic Integrity
Article taken from the October 2001 issue of Educause Review.
Email 'cheating' students face mass expulsion (The Register)
A group of students accused of sharing "programming solutions" by email now face fines or expulsion.
History News Network: What Is Plagiarism?
Definitions of plagiarism from the American Historical Association, Modern Language Association, and the American Psychological Association.
Homeschool Kids and Plagiarism
Essay from Susan Richman asking, "Has plagiarism ever come up in conversation at home with your kids?"
In Praise of Plagiarism
Russ Hunt writes, "The challenge of easier and more convenient plagiarism is to be welcomed. This rising tide threatens to change things for... the better."
In Praise of Plagiarism
Suggests that plagiarism and cheating aren't always the same. Argues that the emphasis on "originality" for everything written or otherwise created is a hard target to hit.
Internet Essay Exposer
Use this resource to confirm if an essay was created by the student who submitted it, or copied in part or in full from the web.
John Templeton Foundation: College and Character
An initiative to encourage colleges and universities to do as much as they can to reinforce the positive values instilled by parents, such as honesty, compassion, self-discipline, and respect.
NPR : All Things Considered : Preaching and Plagiarism
Realaudio-format radio report about the recent suspension of a clergyman for plagiarism (segment is 4 minutes and 15 seconds in duration).
NPR : All Things Considered: Internet & College Cheating
A Realaudio-format radio report about the temptation to cheat via the internet on college coursework and how professors are fighting this trend. (segment is 9 minutes 30 seconds in duration).
NPR : All Things Considered: Plagiarism
Realaudio-format radio report. NPR talks with Thomas Mallon, author of Stolen Words: Forays into the Origins and Ravages of Plagiarism, about the discovery of plagiarism by well-known authors such as Steven Ambrose, and research techniques which should help avoid the problem (Segment is 4 minutes and 30 seconds in duration).
NYTimes.com- Colleges Use Sites to Expose Cheaters
Account of how a University of California at Berkeley professor caught students cheating.
What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It. From Indiana University Writing Resources page.
Subtitled "How to Write Term Papers Without Being Sucked into the Black Hole."
Plagiarism Today (PT)
A site targeted at webmasters and copyright holders regarding the issue of plagiarism online.
Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement
Article briefly discusses plagiarism in commercial and educational settings on the web.
Plagiarism and the Internet
Bibliography of print resources on plagiarism and the web.
Plagiarism and the Web
Presents a concise list of methods for combating plagiarism in the classroom. From Bruce Leland of Western Illinois University.
Plagiarism: Definitions, Examples and Penalties
Documents used by the University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry.
Provides resources, training, advice and guidance to the education sector, to help address concerns about plagiarism.
Purdue University - Avoiding Plagiarism
A handout designed to help writers develop strategies for knowing how to avoid accidental plagiarism.
Resources for Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism
A professor provides an informal collection of web resources on preventing and detecting plagiarism.
School of Education, Indiana University: How to Recognize Plagiarism
A tutorial with many examples, practice questions with feedback, and a test.
SparkNotes: The Plagiarism Plague
Study guide company explains its stance on plagiarism, explains what it is and how to entirely avoid it.
The New Plagiarism
Highlights differences between 'electronic' plagiarism and traditional plagiarism.
The Plagiarism Resource Center
Free software that allows teachers to compare papers and determine if one is plagiarized, plus links to other resources.
University of Regina: Stopping Plagiarism
Preventing, detecting and tracking online plagiarism.
“Uni Cheats Racket”: A Case Study in Plagiarism Investigation
Article by Justin Zobel investigates an Australian case in 2001 in which around thirty students appear to have obtained material from a private tutor. Some details were reported in the press during 2003 when a student and the tutor were sentenced in court.