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Plagiarism & Copyright Overview
What is Plagiarism?
- This site is designed to help educators and students develop a better sense of what plagiarism means in the information age, and to teach the planning, organizational, and citation skills essential for producing quality writing and research.
The Plagiarism Checker
Cut & paste your student's paper or homework assignment into the box, and click the "check" button. This free plagiarism detector will find plagiarized text in homework and other essays/reports.
How to Recognize Plagiarism
- Great tutorial from Indiana University on how to avoid plagiarism in your writing. Provides word-for-word and paraphrasing plagiarism examples
, practice areas with feedback, and a test
with feedback and completion certificate.
Twenty-First Century Forces Shaping Academic Integrity.
The article discusses the impact of technology, academic capitalism, institutional constraints and diversity on academic misconduct in post secondary education in the U.S.
The Integration of Rational Choice and Self-Efficacy Theories: A Situational Analysis of Student Misconduct.
Research on the causes of student misconduct in higher education has largely overlooked the values of integrating individual and situational perspectives to structure empirical examinations. This article examines situational perspectives to plagiarism.
SafeAssign is a plagiarism prevention service, offered by Blackboard. (Free - via GW Blackboard)
SafeAssign: How does it work?
Instructors can set up SafeAssignments in their Blackboard courses. As students submit papers, they are checked against SafeAssign's comprehensive databases of source material checking for potential plagiarism.
SafeAssign: Sample Report
Example of a SafeAssign report
Checks students' work for proper citation and potential plagiarism.(Subscription required)