Cyber-Plagiarism: Detection and Prevention

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Helpful Web Sites

Academic Misconduct: Guide for Instructors, UW Madison

Code of Conduct

Academic Misconduct, UWS 14

Center for Academic Integrity

Cheating, Plagiarism and (Other Questionable Practices), the Internet and Other Electronic Resources, Phyllis Holman Weisbard, UW System Women’s Studies Librarian

Combating Cybercheating: Resources for Teachers, Valle Verde Library, El Paso Community College

Guide to Plagiarism and Cyber-Plagiarism, University of Alberta Libraries

The Mitt—Multimedia Integrity Teaching Tool—Ball State University (commercial product)

Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It, Indiana University

Plagiarism Resource Center, University of Virginia

Handouts used to accompany presentation:

Term Paper Mills (PDF)

Your Cheating Heart...Variables Impacting Academic Integrity (PDF)

Academic Integrity: Encouraging the Wise Use of On-Line Resources (PDF)

Food for Thought--Resource List--Notes (PDF)

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Revised for WAICU--Plagiarism in Wisconsin Colleges and Universities: Understanding and Response

October 18, 2004
Updated, October 11, 2004
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