Research, Copyright, Plagarism, and Writing
Last Updated: October, 2017
A MICCA Workshop
Presented in 2007 by
Tom and Mary
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,
Evaluating the information that you find. What to do with the
links that you find?
Fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the World Wide
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.
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).
By Prince George's County Schools.
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
different materials, and how to create a works-cited page.
interactive exercises to test your mastery of this formatting
style. From the University of Maryland
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.
Sources: APA Style of Citation
How to cite email, discussion groups, journal articles, individual
works, parts of works, magazine articles. From Educational
Guide for Students
What is Plagiarism? Types of Plagiarism. Why Do Students
Plagiarize? The Consequences of 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 Research/Term Papers; Fee Based Online Plagiarism
; Free Online Plagiarism Services; Using general search engines to
search for plagiarism
. From Baylor School.
and the Web
Twelve specific things teachers can do to discourage plagarism.
and Talking About Plagiarism
Resources for Assignment Design and Understanding Plagiarism. A
Syllabus Strategy for Talking About Plagiarism with Students.
By Nick Carbone,
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.
for Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism
Collection of Web resources on preventing and detecting
plagiarism. From Millikin University.
Stoppers: 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
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.
the web to fight plagiarism
Tips on using a general purpose search engine to detect on-line
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.
What does the law say about publishing student information to the
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.
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, 2017. This page is maintained by Prof. Tom O'Haver
, Professor Emeritus, The University of Maryland at College
Park. Comments, suggestions and questions should be directed to
Prof. O'Haver at toh@.umd.edu.