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This is from part of Purdue University's Online Writing Lab. This site covers the balance between building on prior research and originality that students must reach when writing research papers. This site helps to clarify and define what is "common knowledge" and includes sections on safe practices.
MIT offers basic information on how teachers can prevent plagiarism. In addition to using tools to detect incorrect copying, find out what teachers and professors can do to prevent plagiarism in the first place.
Washington State University has an entire section on its website dedicated to plagiarism, including teaching strategies for professors. WSU notes that poorly constructed assignments can sometimes be the reason students submit low quality work or plagiarize and cheat. Educators can read more about the role of assignment design when it comes to plagiarism and what they can do help prevent academic dishonesty.
Plagiarism is a common (and often misunderstood) problem that is often the result of a lack of knowledge and skills. Plagiarism.org's mission is to support the education community with a comprehensive set of resources to help students write with integrity.
RefWorks is a web-based program that allows you to easily collect, manage, and organize all of your bibliographic citations. Fitchburg State students and faculty can obtain an institutional account for free.
Understanding “Internet Plagiarism” by Rebecca Moore Howard
ERIC, the Education Resources Information Center, is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides access to full text, references, citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals the majority of which are peer-reviewed. In addition to the journal literature, ERIC indexes education-related materials from a variety of sources, including scholarly organizations, professional associations, research centers, policy organizations, university presses, the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies, and state and local agencies. Individual contributors submit conference papers, research papers, dissertations, and theses. Many of these ERIC documents provide access to full text as well.
General OneFile is a one-stop source for news and periodical articles, including most of the content across all Thomson/Gale databases. OneFile contains over 5,000 full-text periodical titles, and more than 9,200 titles in all, on a wide range of topics.
Bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations dating back to the 1920's containing over 2.3 million citations (some with full text) from more than 4,400 journals and 1,000 book publishers. Primarily oriented toward the Humanities.