List of Plagiarism Resources

Here is a list of resources on plagiarism, most of which themselves are a compendium of resources:

"Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices"
The Council of Writing Program Administrators has some excellent guidelines on dealing with plagiarism. As they write,

Plagiarism has always concerned teachers and administrators, who want students’ work to represent their own efforts and to reflect the outcomes of their learning. However, with the advent of the Internet and easy access to almost limitless written material on every conceivable topic, suspicion of student plagiarism has begun to affect teachers at all levels, at times diverting them from the work of developing students’ writing, reading, and critical thinking abilities.

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.

Sharon Stoerger from the University of Illinois has compiled a one-stop, everything-you-ever-needed-to-know-about-plagiarism list of resources broken down according to categories of Articles, Copyright & Intellectual Freedom, For Instructors, For Students, Plagiarism Case Studies, Plagiarism Detection Tools, Term Paper Sites--Examples, Additional Plagiarism Resources, and Additional Ethics Resources.

The University of Maryland College's Center for Intellectual Property provides quite an extensive list of resources in these categories: Plagiarism Detection Services, Evaluation of Detection Services and Methods, Incidence and Prevalence (statistics on student plagiarism), Academic Integrity Issues, Developing Assignments and Preventing Plagiarism, Theory and Discussion, and Other Bibliographies and Guides.

The Open Directory Project has 100 articles in alphabetical order or by category of Citation Guides, Copyrights, Detection, and Prevention. Because this site is an open-to-volunteer-editors site, the number of articles may easily grow in the future.

"Plagiarism resources"
Z. Smith Reynold's Library (Wake Forest University) has resources in the categories of Articles and Books About Plagiarism, Avoiding Plagiarisim: Tips for Writers & Tips for Faculty, and Detecting Plagiarism: Tips for Faculty.

"Plagiarism resources"
Sherman Dorn's tutorials are not comprehensive as other sites, but as he says:

These pages have my personal sense of humor and perspective as a teacher. Don't say I didn't warn you! Remember, these are the lemonade tutorials.

"Plagiarism resource site"
In addition to their resources, CBB has a blog that posts blurbs with links to news of plagiarism.

Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin (CBB) have jointly developed this site as part of an instruction program conceived to discourage student plagiarism. Intended as a clearinghouse for information on plagiarism, the site is especially concerned with news, developments, and resources that consider the issue in the context of undergraduate teaching and learning.

The site consists of two main sections: standalone resources and a collection of news items.

"Plagiarism resource site"
Lou Bloomfield, Professor of Physics, University of Virginia, is one of the few resources I found that distributes free software (which seems to be his own creation).

The goal of this web site is to help reduce the impact of plagiarism on education and educational institutions. At present, it distributes free software to detect plagiarism and provides links to other resources.

"Resources on plagiarism & cheating"
Sara Nixon, Reference Librarian at Towson University, has provided links to resources in the categories of Web Directories, For Students, For Faculty, For Online Teaching, and Detection Programs.