Research, Copyright, Plagarism, and Writing
Last Updated: October, 2004
A MICCA Workshop Presented by Tom and Mary O'Haver
Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet
Tips on using search engines. What if I get too many hits? What if I get too few hits?
If I get lots of hits, which ones are displayed at the top of the list? Searching for images, sounds, and video.
Evaluating the information that you find. What to do with the links that you find?
Copyright and Fair Use in the
Classroom, on the Internet, and the World Wide Web
An introduction to copyright and fair use.
Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia, a review of guidelines designed to help faculty,
staff, or students comply with fair use guidelines when using images,
computer programs, or other materials obtained via the Internet or WWW
A sample letter to use to request permission to use copyrighted materials. By the University of Maryland.
Copyright in the
Electronic Environment For Students
When Does Copyright Become an Issue?
Applying Analog Laws to the Digital World.
Specific Copyright Issues.
Works you create and own .
Publishing your dissertation.
Using others' works.
Incorporating others' works into your works.
Coursepacks and electronic reserves.
Research copies. By the University of Texas System.
Appropriate Usage Agreements were developed by a committee within the Montgomery County Virginia Public School System, in Virginia,
for use by students at various grade levels (2 - 5 and 6 - 12).
Acceptable Use Guidelines
By Prince George's County Schools.
Copyright Tips and Issues
Before creating a school webpage, you should understand some basic copyright issues.
What is fair use, the necessity of getting student permission to publish their work,
and crediting other people's work can be found here. By Loogootee Community Schools.
Learn when to cite,
how to cite within your papers, how to find bibliographic information in
different materials, and how to create a works-cited page. Includes
interactive exercises to test your mastery of this formatting style. From the University of Maryland
How to Organize a Research Paper and Document It with MLA Citations
This web page will discuss how to organize a
research paper and how to prepare documentation for MLA
citations. It will illustrate the outlining process with an
analogy comparing a research paper to a tree.
Electronic Sources: APA Style of Citation
How to cite email, discussion groups, journal articles, individual works, parts of works,
magazine articles. From Educational CyberPlayground.
Preventing, Detecting and Tracking Online Plagiarism
Brief article from University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign.
Plagiarism - the definitive guide to prevention
Better understand how the internet can facilitate plagiarism; strategies to prevent plagiarism,
explain some of the underlying causes; advice on dealing with cases of confirmed
Plagiarism and Papermill Frequently Asked Questions
Can the new plagiarism (technology supported) be beneficial to teaching practices?
How can I counter student's reasons for plagiarism? Are there ways teachers and faculty members can recognize if a student has directly
copied an essay from the Internet? Is there any software that can help me detect plagiarism? From
from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Plagiarism and Technology
Plagiarism and Research/Term Papers; Fee Based Online Plagiarism Services
; Free Online Plagiarism Services; Using general search engines to search for plagiarism
. From Baylor School.
Plagiarism and the Web
Twelve specific things teachers can do to discourage plagarism.
Thinking and Talking About Plagiarism
Resources for Assignment Design and Understanding Plagiarism. A Syllabus Strategy for Talking About Plagiarism with Students.
By Nick Carbone,
The Palagarism Resource Site
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. From the University of Virginia.
Resources for Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism
Collection of Web resources on preventing and detecting plagiarism. From Millikin University.
A Teacher's Guide
Places to go for help with student plagiarism, how to identify it,
what to do when it happens, how to prevent it. Napierville Central High School.
Plagiarism Detection Services
A host of fee-based and free plagiarism detection services exist as both full-featured online services and downloadable programs. The following list contains some well-known services.
From the University of Michigan.
Using the web to fight plagiarism
Tips on using a general purpose search engine to detect on-line plagarism.
Virtual Academic Integrity Laboratory
Guides, tutorials, bibliographic information, and survey research on academic integrity issues
in higher education, for faculty and students. By the University of Maryland.
Student Web Pages
What does the law say about publishing student information to the Internet?
Should I post a student's photograph on my Webpage?
Should I publish student work on the Internet?
Should I use clipart that I've found on the Internet?
Should I post links to other sites on my Webpage?
Should students create their own web site at school? From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
EVE Plagiarism Detection System
A $20 program that allows professors and teachers at all levels of the education system to determine if
students have plagiarized material from the World Wide Web. Accepts essays in plain
text, Microsoft Word, or Corel Word Perfect format and returns links to web pages from
which a student may have plagiarized.
A commercial company that sells plagarism prevention and detection software and services.
Last updated October, 2004. This page is maintained by Prof. Tom O'Haver , Professor Emeritus, The University of Maryland at College Park.
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