What is plagiarism?
“To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source.”
plagiarism. (2010). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.Retrieved August 10, 2010, fromhttp://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiarism
Ignorance does not excuse plagiarim. Learn some of the myths of plagiarism.
Types of plagiarism
The writing style and language are above the level at which the student usually writes
The student uses jargon or specialized terminology that is inconsistent with the student’s level of knowledge.
The quality of writing is inconsistent. The beginning and ending of the paper is deficient, but the rest of the paper is well written.
The paper contains references to citations that are not included in the reference list.
The reference list is inaccurate or incomplete.
Useful site for instructors and students to prevent the spread of internet plagiarism.
iThenticate claims to be "the leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers and research departments to ensure the originalityof written work before publication. iThenticate helps editors, authors and researchers prevent misconduct by comparing manuscripts against its database of over 32 billion web pages and 125 million content items. iThenticate is developed by Turnitin, the leader in plagiarism and originalitychecking for educational institutions worldwide".
Two part online tutorial dealing with Academic Integrity. Part 1: discusses the more general topic of academic integrity; Part 2: focuses on plagiarism.
This tutorial created by the School of Education at Indiana University includes examples of plagiarism, interactive practice questions and a test.
A multimedia tutorial created by Rutgers University Libraries.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab provides examples on when to credit sources, practice exercises and tips when doing research.
A useful website to gain more understanding of plagiarism.
Provided by the University of California - San Diego. Includes a variety of information on plagiarism for students and faculty.
New York Online provides a quality website on the topic of plagiarism. You will find useful information for students, teachers, and answers to "essential questions".