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By Lynn Lampert

This functional ebook introduces readers to the present matters dealing with todays educational reference and guideline librarians grappling with the becoming challenge of scholar plagiarism. The ebook offers up to date overviews of scholar plagiarism, examples of how within which librarians can teach scholars via confirmed tutorial suggestions, collaboration ways and outreach equipment, and discusses universal difficulties and questions librarians could come across whilst incorporating present anti-plagiarism guide into their educational companies. themes contain: function of the tutorial librarian in fighting scholar plagiarism, discipline-based ways to scuffling with pupil plagiarism, details literacy recommendations and faculty/librarian collaboration.

  • Investigates the problems surrounding the expansion of cases of scholar plagiarism
  • Discusses the tutorial librarian's function in struggling with pupil plagiarism
  • Recommends powerful outreach thoughts and educational equipment for fighting plagiarism

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The tendency of students is to accept what the computerized database generates as a complete and correctly formatted citation, in MLA or APA 39 Combating Student Plagiarism styles. The common assumption is that the database is generating a perfect citation for their paper, sight unseen. Whether or not one is in favor of promoting subscription bibliographic management software packages and/or the citation export functions that exist in library databases, the November 2006 ILI listserv responses about teaching citation style reveal that librarians are still not in agreement about what role, if any, they should play in educating students to avoid plagiarism by citing information correctly and ethically.

In my case, my job as a reference and instruction librarian offers many chances to glimpse into the patterns of students’ usages of information. While I may have more opportunities than most people to provide educational guidance to those currently befuddled by the infinite choices that can be made in terms of the acquisition, retrieval, manipulation and dissemination of information, I am still often amazed at how profoundly the landscape and the concepts of ownership, attribution, intellectual property and academic honesty have changed in the past decade.

There were 19 students found guilty of academic misconduct during the Spring and Summer of 2003, of which one was expelled, 16 were suspended and two were put on academic probation. While these numbers may seem small for a campus population that has close to 20,000 undergraduates, the larger concern is how many cases of plagiarism are going undetected or unreported. As evidenced by reporting in the UCSB Daily Nexus student newspaper, as early as 2001 the campus was clearly concerned about internet plagiarism.

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