Anti Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers
" The strategies discussed here can be used to combat what some believe is an increasing amount of plagiarism on research papers. By employing these strategies, you can help encourage students to value the assignment and to do their own work."
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The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers this page on how students can avoid plagiarism. Provides a brief overview of contradictions in academic writing, actions that might be seen as plagiarism, and guidelines for researching, quoting, paraphrasing, and deciding if something is common knowledge. Includes exercises and a brief bibliography.
Bound by Law
This comic book is a fantastic approach for introducing students to copyright law, even at the middle-school level, and a must for professional development.
Colton Pierrepont Central School
A sample of a school academic honesty policy addressing plagiarism.
Copyright Basics and the Internet
Margaret Lincoln, high school librarian at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, MI, created this website offering guidance on copyright issues. If you need help understanding the concept of “fair use” or want to know how to get permission to use copyrighted works, this is the website to use.
Cut-and-Paste Plagiarism: Preventing, Detecting and Tracking Online Plagiarism
Contains suggestions for preventing plagiarism along with references to articles on the topic.
Educational CyberPlayground: Plagiarism
A page of resources and links concerning avoiding, detecting and fighting plagiarism.
Educator's Guide to Intellectual Property, Copyright, Plagiarism
Graduate students at the University of Illinois --- at Urbana-Champaign, Curriculum, Technology and Education Reform, developed this website as a great source for teachers, school administrators and school librarians regarding copyright and intellectual property. Highlights include a sample school district policy on fair use of educational media, and guidelines on using various forms of intellectual property --- from music to software.
Ethics 101: Cheating, Plagiarism, Site Evaluation, Copyright and Your Students
Sites, gathered by librarian Patti Tjomsland, cover cheat sites, resources on academic honesty, detection programs, evaluation sites, copyright and citation resources.
The New Plagiarism
Jamie McKenzie presents “seven antidotes” to stop the cut-and paste method of research.
Oregon School Library Information System: Elementary School Page
This site geared to elementary students includes suggestions for note taking and citing sources.
A compendium of resources collected by librarian Sharon Stoerger.
Plagiarism and the Web
Includes links to notorious paper mills, suggestions for teachers to develop projects that avoid the temptations of copying.
A quick and easy tool to check for plagiarism.
The Plagiarism Court
Libarian Ramona Islam of Fairfield Univ. created this tutorial covering avoiding plagiarism, documentation, quoting, paraphrasing, and citation styles. It includes an interactive quiz
Plagiarism Is No Big Deal – Is It?: The Impact of Plagiarism.
Designed by librarian Jacquie Henry, this site covers the definition of plagiarism and provides links to materials to help you avoid the temptation. If that isn’t enough to keep you on the straight and narrow, she showcases real life examples of people who were caught plagiarizing and the penalties they faced.
An "online resource for people concerned with the growing problem of Internet plagiarism." Provides a FAQ on plagiarism and copyright, tips for students on developing research skills, and resources for teachers, including information on identifying and discouraging plagiarism. Also features a collection of related statistics.
A workshop to provide high school students "an introduction to the issue of plagiarism, an overview of copyright laws and fair use provisions, and a demonstration of techniques to avoid plagiarism." Created by Janice Cooper of Northern Valley Regional High School, New Jersey.
News articles on plagiarism are provided here.
Resources for Faculty:Plagiarism-Proofing your Courses
Presents a “few ideas for reducing plagiarism, while enhancing student engagement and interest in course material by means of clarifying plagiarism policies, choosing course materials, crafting assignments, and focusing on process as well as product.”
Synthesis: Using the Work of Others
A tutorial about plagiarism and how to correctly gather and synthesize information produced by the Univ. of Maine.
Thinking and Talking about Plagiarism
Provides resources for "how to talk about plagiarism in the classroom, how to talk to students you suspect might have plagiarized...how to search the WWW and databases for possibly plagiarized e-text, how to tell if the plagiarism is intentional cheating or poor source handling, and how to proceed with plagiarism cases even when you can't find an originating text."
A Way with Words
This lesson plan from the NY Times explores how plagiarism can happen unintentionally or unconsciously.
A page of links to information on copyright, plagiarism, citation styles, search strategies and anti-plagiarism software.
Whose Is It Anyway?
Experience plagiarism through a hands-on activity.
You Quote It, You Note It
This tutorial helps you avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism.
The following are sites which are "free". Some may require registration, but there is no charge. They offer tips, instructions, and links to sites which either filter or are a source of plagiarism. You will also see here several sites offering free software which you can download and use to scan your own students' work.
Spanish language service with downloadable software for comparing texts.
Australian service with fast turn-around, capable of comparing multiple documents at a time again each other or against the Web.
Glatt Plagiarism Services, Inc.
This site offers a free self-detect test for students to check their own material for plagiarism.
German based service specializing in programming code, but also accommodates plain text documents. For teachers only! You must register to use.
Site offers a number of free resources for teaching proper citation and quotation styles.
The Plagiarism Resource Site
Free software for download developed by Professor Louis A. Bloomfield to detect similarities between texts turned in by his physics students. Very effective at identifying similar phrases in works being compared. Several versions available for download.