LCSC Librarians can help you track down sources that students
may have plagiarized from our
electronic databases or from the Web.
· Use current topics for assigned research
papers, as most papers students can buy online are old
· Require students to turn in outlines
before the paper is due or to prepare annotated bibliographies.
· Require students to turn in a copy of the
articles they used in writing their papers.
· Talk about
plagiarism with your students. Refer them to the
Information Literacy Module, "Avoiding
Here are links to some web
sites than can provide more information:
Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism : The Conversation Continues:
Powerpoint slides from the LCSC
Faculty "Thinking Through Lunch," November 11, 2009.
Deterring Plagiarism in Higher Education:
A bibliography of books, articles, and websites on plagiarism,
copyright, and paper mills. Maintained by the Oxford
Centre for Staff and Learning Development,
Oxford Brookes University, UK, to support Jude Carroll's book,
Handbook for Deterring Plagiarism in
Higher Education. [Thanks to Brian Christenson for
recommending this site!]
Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism : The WPA Statement on
Best Practices: From the Council of Writing
Program Administrators, this statement includes a list of some
causes of plagiarism, proposes shared
responsibilities for addressing the problem, and suggests "a set
of practices that can significantly
reduce the likelihood of plagiarism." [Thanks to Mary
Flores for recommending this site!]
Electronic Plagiarism Seminar: This
very comprehensive site was developed by Gretchen Pearson, the
Public Services Librarian at Le Moyne College in Syracuse.
It includes tips for faculty on preventing
and detecting plagiarism, links to paper mills, and links to
plagiarism detection sites.
Research Resources: Tips for
students and instructors from Plagiarism.org. This
affiliated with Turnitin.com, a fee-based service that has a
plagiarism detection service.