Electronic Plagiarism Seminar
All of the resources listed below are available in the Falcone Library, online, or through Interlibrary Loan.
This is a small, eclectic selection from a lengthy annotated bibliography, which is available upon request.
To search for information on this topic, I regularly use Academic Search Elite, Lexis Nexis Academic Universe, ERIC, Education Index, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. I search a variety of terms, starting with plagiarism, but including others such as: academic dishonesty, academic integrity, cheating, honor codes, and ethics.
For additional resources specific to the sciences, please see the bibliography on Scientific Misconduct. You may also wish to search a general science index, as well as ERIC, Academic Search Elite, or Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe.
Albany. University Libraries. Intellectual property, copyright, and fair use resources. Maintained by Lorre Smith. http://library.albany.edu/reserves/copyright.html Updated 6/2002. Viewed Nov. 2002. Recommended more for this site with its extensive list of links on the above topics (nothing specifically on plagiarism).
Anderson, Judy. Plagiarism, copyright violation, and other thefts of intellectual property: an annotated bibliography with a lengthy introduction. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1998.
Argetsinger, Amy. "Technology exposes cheating at U-Va.: Physics professor's
computer search triggers investigation of 122 students." Washington
Post 9 May 2001, p. A01. Also available online at
Bates, Peggy. See Fain, Margaret, below.
Boehm, Diane Christian, and Laura Taggett. "About Plagiarism, Pixels, and Platitudes." Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments. http://www.svsu.edu/~dboehm/pixels.htm. Viewed 30 Sep. 2002.
Bowman, Vibiana (ed.). The Plagiarism Plague. NY: Neal-Schuman, 2004. Collection of essays on various aspects of plagiarism. Some excellent theoretical and practical ideas. Resources listed in final three chapters include a list of online tutorials. Includes a CD with links.
Brownlee, Bonnie J. "Coping with plagiarism requires several strategies." Educator Winter 1987:25-29.
Center for History & New Media has charted the course of historians who plagiarized. (Thanks to Ann Sullivan for telling me about this!)
Cizek, Gregory J. Cheating on tests: how to do it, detect it, and prevent it. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., 1999. Highly recommended. Covers all educational and professional levels. A great deal of practical information as well as research, statistics, and theory. I particularly like the focus on ethos and integrity as preventative measures.
Dartmouth College. Sources: Their Use and Acknowledgment. (c) 1998, last updated Nov. 2001. Viewed 3/4/2002.
Fain, Margaret, and Peggy Bates. Teaching effectiveness seminar. Coastal Carolina University. http://www.coastal.edu/library/papermil.htm. Created March 1999, last updated March 2001. Last viewed November 2002.
Harris, Robert A. The plagiarism handbook: strategies for preventing, detecting, and dealing with plagiarism. LA: Pyrczak, 2001. Very general, includes cartoons you are encouraged to use in class.Very limited bibliography.
Hawley, Christopher S. "The thieves of academe: plagiarism in the university system." Improving College & University Teaching 32(1984): 35-39.
Hickman, John N. "Cybercheats: term-paper shopping online." The New Republic 218 (3/23/98): 14-15. (Includes some fantasies: "Harvard University's Thurston Smith, secretary to the administrative board, is serenely confident that Internet plagiarism is not a problem at Harvard. 'I'm sure it's going on somewhere,' he says, 'I just have to believe Harvard students would have too much respect for the faculty.' Just as sanguine are administrators at Bucknell, Dartmouth, and Yale. Terri Barbuto, secretary of the executive committee, Yale's disciplinary body, insists, 'It really hasn't been a problem at Yale.'")
Hinman, Lawrence M. "Computer plagiarism: download your workload, offload your integrity." Syracuse Herald American, Opinion, Sunday, 11/21/99, p. D-5. Hinman is the director of the Values Institute at the University of San Diego, and Hinman's Ethics Updates provides extensive resources for ethics professors and students.
Howard, Rebecca Moore. Prof. Howard has written numerous essays, articles, and books on the subject of plagiarism.
---. "Plagiarism, authorships, and the academic death penalty." College English 57(7) November 1995: 788-806.
---."Ethics of plagiarism." in Ethics of Writing Instruction: Issues in Theory and Practice. Stamford, CT: Ablex Pub., 2000, pp.79-89. Briefly touches on the concept of teaching students to paraphrase (see Lasarenko).
Kelley, Robert. "Study shows academic dishonesty on the rise." The Chronicle (Duke University) Oct. 18, 1999. Published in the Guardsman Oniline at the City College of San Francisco. URL: http://www.ccsf.edu/Events_Pubs/Guardsman/f991011/uwire04.shtml Last viewed March 2002, but as of 10/2002, the article appeared unavailable. Report on the 9th annual conference of the Center for Academic Integrity, which included mention of UVa's high rate of minority students turned in for honor code violations.
Kibler, William, et al. Academic integrity and student development: Legal issues and policy perspectives. College Administration Publications, Inc., 1988.
Kieft, Robert. "Lit Crit, Snip Crit, the Nitty Grit, and the Work of Learning Literature." Choice Nov. 2000, p. 457+. A bibliographic essay on literary criticism, covering such standards as the Notes (Cliffs, Monarch, MasterPlots), the Gale series, encyclopedias, etc. Covers some online sources and contains a brief but solid bibliography. A good list of sources for plagiarism.
Kleiner, Carolyn & Mary Lord. "The Cheating Game." U.S. News 127(20):54 (9 pages) 11/22/99 Extensive article, much about middle and high school cheating. (Both this article and the one below are available in a number of full-text databases, but are no longer available on the US News Online site for free.)
---, with Lindsay Faber. "The great term-paper buying caper." U. S. News 127(20): 63 11/22/99. Food for thought: they ordered a custom paper for which they paid $354, and then found it posted on the same web site for considerably less, thereby making it available to other students in the same class!
Lasarenko, Jane. "Teaching paraphrase, summary, and plagiarism: an integrated approach." Exercise Exchange; a Journal for Teachers of English in High Schools and Colleges 41(2) Spring 1996: 10-12. Excellent idea for teaching students how to paraphrase. (If anyone knows of other examples like this, please let me know!) Definitions (e.g. common knowledge) and guidelines. R.M. Howard (1993) coined the term "patchwriting" to describe some students' attempts to avoid to paraphrase or summarize without understanding what they are reading, a problem Lasarenko's method might help address..
Lathrop, Ann & Kathleen Foss. Student cheating and plagiarism in the Internet era: A wake-up call. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 2000. While this book purports to be for K-12 teachers and librarians, it is equally useful for those in higher education. Every academic library should own a copy of this book.
Lincoln, Margaret. Cheating: an insider's guide to cheating at Lakeview High School. Available in PDF format at http://academic.kellogg.cc.mi.us/k12lincolnm/cheating98.pdf and via an article reprinted in Information Today from Multimedia Schools, on her presentation. She has also developed a guide on Copyright Basics and the Internet. Recommended for K-12. Both web sites viewed 19 April 2002.
Lindey, Alexander. Plagiarism and originality. NY: Harper, 1952. While old, this book was cited in a number of other books and articles, recommended by individuals, and is considered a foundation work. Focuses primarily on literary and artistic plagiarism, with many anecdotes, and particularly useful for its historical overview.
Locke, Michelle. "Internet site catches term paper cheats." Syracuse Herald-Journal 7 January 2000: C12. Recent AP article about plagiarism.com.
Love, Patrick and Janice Simmons. "Factors influencing cheating and plagiarism among graduate students in a college of education." College Student Journal 32(4) Dec. 1998: 539-550. Excellent study of cheating among graduate students. Cites other studies. Lists factors in cheating. Highly recommended.
Malehorn, Hal. "Term papers for sale--and what to do about it." Improving College and University Teaching 31(3) 1983: 107-08. A very brief article with no references, but good practical information. rds: Forays into the origins and ravages of plagiarism. NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1989. Interesting case studies, with some historical background.
Maas, David A. "Make your paraphrasing plagiarism proof with a coat of E-Prime." ETC: A review of general semantics. 59(2) 2002: 196. Also available on Ebsco Academic Search Elite (viewed 9 Sep. 2002). A how-to based on his experiences using E-Prime (English without the verb "to be") to teach paraphrasing. For more discussion on this method, please see Robert Wilson's Web site, and its links at the end. Unfortunately the Kellogg and Bourland article no longer seems to be available in the Web.
McCabe, Donald. Dr. McCabe, Professor of Management at Rutgers and founder of the Center for Academic Integrity, has written a number of articles and conducted several surveys on academic dishonesty. The focus of some of his research has been honor codes, and his work is published in a range of journals, such as Journal of Higher Education, Adolescence, and Change, and are too numerous to list here. Both Cizek and Lathrop and Foss list some of his works. The results of a high school focus group, with insights into why and how students cheat, were published in Adolescence 34 (16), p. 681+.
Olsen, Florence. "Colleges weigh legal action against web sites that publish lecture notes." Chronicle of Higher Education Nov. 26, 1999: A69. Recommendations for academic institutions' policies. (For other articles on this topic, you may wish to search an index for the Chronicle.)
Park, Robert L. Voodoo Science: the road from foolishness to fraud. NY: Oxford University Press, 2000. Deals mainly with science, written mainly for non-scholars or scientists. Highly recommended.
Penslar, Robin L. Research ethics: Cases and materials. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.
Roach, Ronald. "High-tech cheating." Black Issues in Higher Education 15(22) Dec. 24, 1998: 26-27. Interesting because it briefly addresses the issue of the lack of critical materials on writers of color, and implies that the proliferation in term-paper mills' papers on writers of color is due to students unable to find materials elsewhere. (Did they try the library?)
Ryan, Julie J.C.H. "Student plagiarism in an online world." ASEE Prism 8(4) Dec. 1998: 20-24. Personal experiences at Georgetown U. (which has an honor code), some how-to advice, and some links.
Salzman, Maurice. Plagiarism: the "art" of stealing literary material. Los Angeles: Parker, Stone, & Baird, 1931. Interesting primarily for its historical content and anecdotes.
Satterwhite, Robin, and Marla Gerein. Downloading Detectives: Searching for Online Plagiarism. http://www.coloradocollege.edu/Library/Course/webplag2a.html 13 May 2001. Reports on the results of research into various methods of detecting online plagiarism. Presentation made at ACRL March 2001.
Sharka, Jane. Plagiarism stoppers: a teacher's guide. http://www.ncusd203.org/central/html/where/plagiarism_stoppers.html Last updated Nov. 2003. Viewed April 2004. An annotated list of links, designed for K-12 teachers.
Stoerger, Sharon. Plagiarism.http://www.web-miner.com/plagiarism.htm A lengthy annotated list only of web sites on plagiarism. Subjects include case studies, online articles, and copyright and intellectual freedom. Updated April 2004. Viewed April. 2004.
United Kingdom. Joint Information Systems Committee. http://online.northumbria.ac.uk/faculties/art/information_studies/Imri/JISCPAS/site/jiscpas.asp The United Kingdom recently completed a lengthy study of plagiarism in the country, and signed a contract with iParadigms (TurnItIn.com) for nationwide service. Articles on this and other plagiarism-related issues in the UK can be found in Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe.
Weisbard, Phyllis Holman. Cheating, plagiarism,(and other questionable practices), the Internet and other electronic resources. http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/plag.htm Viewed April 2004, updated Jan. 2004. Includes a section of student papers mounted on course web pages, departmental web pages, etc. and a link to Internet Citation Guides.
Wilson, Robin. "Colleges urged to better define academic integrity and to stress its importance." Chronicle of Higher Education 46(8) Oct. 15, 1999: A18. Article about the Center for Academic Integrity and its statement "Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity."
Witherspoon, Abigail. "This pen for hire: on grinding out papers for
college students." Harper's 290(1741) June 1995: 49-57.
Young, Jeffrey R. "Anti-plagiarism experts raise questions about services with links to sites selling papers." Chronicle of Higher Education, Information Technology 12 March 2002. Available at http://chronicle.com/free/2002/03/2002031201t.htm. Viewed April 2004. Article questioning the ties between the providers of plagiarism detection services Plagiserve.com and EduTie.com, and a number of term paper mills also operated by the providers. Interview with L. Bloomfield.
Young, Kay T. "Plagiarism prevention web page." http://www.uwplatt.edu/library/reference/plagiarism.html updated Feb. 2004. Viewed April 2004.
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