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Defining & Avoiding
Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices
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to Plagiarism and Cyber-Plagiarism
Strategies for Addressing and Preventing Plagiarism in the Digital Age.
(Karen Michaelsen, SCCC Librarian)
What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It (John Peterson,
Strategies for Research Papers (Robert Harris, Virtual Salt)
This author has written an excellent resource, The Plagiarism Handbook , which is available in Ely Library.
Internet Paper Mills and You (Coastal Carolina University)
(Use Netscape 6.x or Internet Explorer)
Steps to Combatting Plagiarism
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About Plagiarism (Nick Carbone)
Stoppers: A Teacher's Guide (Jane Sharka)
Boehm, Diane Christian and Taggett, Laura. About Plagiarism, Pixels and Platitudes . 1998. Saginaw Valley State University, MI. 19 April 2002 <http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/3.1/binder2.html?coverweb/boehm/pixels.htm>.Back to Top
Vernon, Robert F., Bigna, Shirley, Smith, Marshall L. " Plagiarism and the Web ." Winter 2001. Journal of Social Work Education, 37, 193-. Expanded Academic ASAP. Gale Group. Westfield State Coll. Lib., Westfield. (WSC Login Required)
McKenzie, Jamie. "The New Plagiarism: Seven Antidotes to Prevent Highway Robbery in an Electronic Age" . May 1998. From Now On: The Educational Technology Journal, 7 (8). <http://www.fno.org/may98/cov98may.html>.
Standler, Ronald B. Plagiarism in Colleges in USA . 2000. Ronald B. Standler.
25 May 2004 <http://www.rbs2.com/plag.htm>.
This paper covers legal cases both in and out of Massachusetts relating to plagiarism at the college level. Standler is an attorney.
Busting the New Breed of Plagiarist (Michael Bugeja)
"A good overview of how to use search engines and databases to look for those phrases that seem out of place in your students' prose."
This mega site includes links to literature summaries, booknotes and study guides.
Criticism (Internet Public Library)
"Free book summaries and study guides for over 250 books, [with] indexed book notes from all the major study guide sites."
Subject Specific Paper Mills
(Use Netscape 6.x or higher, or Internet Explorer)
This site offers study guides, an essay database, an editing service for submitted essays, and credit towards any essay for each one you turn in (guess who makes the most money off your essays?). There are also full text books which are all available elsewhere because their copyrights have expired. Remember, they still have to be cited correctly.
Although this includes an "acceptible use policy," the papers here are solicited from college students. Quality varies considerably, but for $19.95, one can download as many papers as one wishes....and can even have "custom" papers written. This site's answer to the question: "Can I turn in a paper in as my own?" is "Absolutely not, turning in someone else's work as your own is unethical and against the law."
The Paper Store has a "Custom Work" link where the following is offered: "CAN'T FIND A PAPER ON THIS SITE!?!? NO PROBLEM!!! WE'LL WRITE A NEW ONE!!!" (for only $29.95). They also have the following small print disclaimer at the bottom of the page: "Our work is designed only to assist students in the preparation of their own work. Students who use our service are responsible for writing their own papers and citing The Paper Store as a source when doing so."
A1 Term Paper
Papers range from $26.85 to over $200.00. The index is available for browsing. The same disclaimers apply!
Free Essay Network --
Features a Database of Term Papers and Essays
This site is listed along with many others under "Home > Business and Economy > Shopping and Services > Writing and Editing > Academic Services > Research and Term Papers" in Yahoo.
Note, Plagiserv was bought by MyDropBox.com and no longer exists as a free service.
MyDropBox.com (Caution: view with minimum of Netscape 6.0 or IE 5)
This tool compares papers in its own file, monitors Paper Mill sites, and searches 1.3 billion Internet pages when "checking originality of the paper."
Glatt Plagiarism Services
http://www.turnitin.com/Purdy, James P. "Calling Off the Hounds: Technology and the Visibility of Plagiarism." Pedagogy, 2005, Vol. 5, Issue 2 275-296 https://scroll.lib.westfield.ma.edu/login?url=http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/pedagogy/v005/5.2purdy.html (WSC Login Required).Royce, John. ?Has Turnitin.com Got It All Wrapped Up?? Teacher Librarian, Apr2003, Vol. 30, Issue 4 https://scroll.lib.westfield.ma.edu/login?url=http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=9460777
(WSC Login Required).
Plagiarism (Purdue Writing Lab)
Paraphrase (©1995 Mary Backes, St. Cloud State Univ.)
How to Recognize
Plagiarism (Writing Tutorial Services, Indiana University)
for Students (University of Alberta)
Plagiarism (University of British Columbia)
Sources (Sharon Williams, Hamilton College)
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Fairfield University Plagiarism Court (created by Ramona Islam)
"Check your browser. If you are using Internet Explorer 5 for Mac, Amaya 5.3, or Netscape 4.75 for PC, either use a different browser or choose the HTML version of the tutorial...".
Academic Integrity@Puget Sound (University of Puget Sound, OR)
This site features a set of 4 exercises for students' practice, as well as explanatory sections on recognizing and avoiding plagiarism.