Avoiding Plagiarism - Resources
UA Library - Consult with a Librarian
UA Librarians can offer suggestions in developing research assignments that help in preventing plagiarism.
Office of Instruction and Assessment
OIA offers workshops for faculty and GAT on Academic Honesty among other topics. OIA also offers one-on-one consultation on a variety of pedagogical topics.
Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office offers guidance and assistance to faculty and students dealing with cases of plagiarism and other violations of academic integrity. This includes forms for reporting suspected plagiarism, the appeals process, availability of a plagiarism workshop and interpretation of the Code of Academic Integrity.
Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA)
"The Council of Writing Program Administrators is a national association of college and university faculty with professional responsibilities for (or interests in) directing writing programs. Members include directors of freshman composition, undergraduate writing, WAC/WID/CAC, and writing centers, as well as department chairs, division heads, deans, and so on." Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices
Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (ACRL)
Because information literacy is crucial to a student's success in college, the Association of College and Research Libraries has established a set of five standards with which to gauge the ability of students to locate, evaluate and effectively use information. Standard five deals with ethics.
Offers suggestions for integrating plagiarism education into lesson plans and tips for creating assignments that discourage plagiarism.
TurnItIn - Plagiarism detection is now available to all UA instructors using D2L course sites. TurnItIn can be enabled in Dropbox folders, so papers uploaded to the Dropbox can be checked for originality. D2L Help provides instructions for setting up TurnItIn in a Dropbox folder and also for viewing TurnItIn originality reports.
The following is a selected list of other detection services. Most detection services offer a free trial.
Teaching about plagiarism - see the links below in the Student Resources, many of them are good teaching tools
Citation Style Guides (UA Libraries)
Basic guidelines and examples to frequently asked citation questions from three major style guides: MLA, APA, and Chicago. Also includes information about software for creating citations and bibliographies.
Accidental Plagiarism: Don't let it happen to you (UA Libraries)
This tutorial explains how accidental plagiarism can happen and how to avoid it, including tips and practice in summarizing, paraphrasing and quoting.
Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It (Indiana University, Bloomington. Writing Tutorial Services) PDF pamphlet
Tips on avoiding plagiarism with examples of acceptable and unacceptable paraphrased statements. Information on what is considered “common knowledge” that does not have to be acknowledged.
You Quote It, You Note It (Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University)
An interactive tutorial about how to avoid plagiarism and how to cite correctly that lets students pick one of four characters to follow through the tutorial.
Research and Documentation Online (Diana Hacker, Bedford, St. Martin's Publishing)
Guidelines for finding and documenting sources, including online sources and interviews, for MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE style guides. Includes sample research papers in each style.
The Plagiarism Court: You be the Judge (Fairfield University)
An interactive tutorial that provides some good advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism.
Offers a definition of plagiarism and tips on how to avoid Internet-based and conventional plagiarism. There are guidelines for proper citations as well as suggestions for developing good research and writing skills.
Last modified: March 22, 2013