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Sites that Help Instructors Address Plagiarism

The Council of Writing Program Administrators Statement on Plagiarism

Available as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file, "this statement responds to the growing educational concerns about plagiarism in four ways: by defining plagiarism; by suggesting some of the causes of plagiarism; by proposing a set of responsibilities (for students, teachers, and administrators) to address the problem of plagiarism; and by recommending a set of practices for teaching and learning that can significantly reduce the likelihood of plagiarism. The statement is intended to provide helpful suggestions and clarifications so that instructors, administrators, and students can work together more effectively in support of excellence in teaching and learning."

The Bedford Researcher's Annotated Link for Instructors to Detect Plagiarism

An annotated list of teaching resources that address plagiarism.

Thinking and Talking about Plagiarism by Nick Carbone

A useful, detailed discussion of plagiarism and related issues.

Plagiarism and the Web by Bruce Leland

Bruce Leland's useful discussion of plagiarism. Includes a list of plagiarism links.

Cheating 101: Paper Mills and You

A comprehensive resource developed by Margaret Fain and Peggy Bates of Kimbel Library, Coastal Carolina University. Includes an extensive list of "paper mill" sites.

Focuses in particular on Web-related plagiarism.

Plagiarism: What it is and how to recognize and avoid it.

Discusses teaching strategies for avoiding plagiarism.

Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers, by Robert Harris

A useful discussion of strategies for preventing plagiarism.

Helps instructors determine if a text has been plagiarized.

Plagiarism in Colleges in USA, by Ronald B. Standler

Provides a discussion of plagiarism from a legal perspective, circa 1999; dated but potentially useful.

Plagiarism Resource Site

Provides free software for detecting plagiarism.

Student Plagiarism in an Online World by Julie J.C.H. Ryan

Article published in Prism, a publication of the American Society for Engineering Education.

A Faculty Guide to Plagiarism and Cyber-Plagiarism

A useful guide published by the University of Alberta.