The Plagiarism Plague: A Resource Guide and CD-ROM Tutorial for Educators and Librarians

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Vibiana Bowman
Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2004 - Education - 233 pages
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How can students learn in a world where research papers are for sale, fraternities and sororities pull papers from filing cabinets, and librarians and educators fail to recognize plagiarism? This unique multimedia package provides librarians and educators with the weapons they need to combat the plagiarism plague. Bowman provides new insight into how schools and universities are coping with this problem, and offers detailed guidance on how to teach students to properly use published and copyrighted information. She brings together leaders in education, information, and research to tackle topics ranging from teaching intellectual honesty and the challenge of originality to the best responses and action plans for preventing plagiarism. A special section on busting plagiarizers explains where students buy papers, programs for detecting plagiarism, and educational sites to get kids on the right track. Contributors give readers tips for creating instructional materials about plagiarism for the Web or class instruction. College and high school concerns, including ESL education, are addressed by teachers, librarians, information specialists, and students. Numerous Web resources, a step-by-step how-to" guide on designing instructional materials, and a comprehensive annotated bibliography make this a useful and practical handbook. The bonus CD-ROM provides one-click access to the recommended Web-resources ready to be used for school Web sites, in-class discussion groups, or library instruction sessions. An interactive Macromedia Flash tutorial is also included for upload to library Web sites. Here are tools and guidance educators, librarians, and others need to encourage a culture of increased intellectual honesty.

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