Research, Copyright, Plagarism, and Writing

Last Updated: October, 2017

A MICCA Workshop Presented in 2007 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
    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.

  • Citation Resources
    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.

  • A Plagiarism Guide for Students
    What is Plagiarism? Types of Plagiarism. Why Do Students Plagiarize? The Consequences of Plagiarism.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Plagiarism 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 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.

  • Turnitin®
    A commercial company that sells plagarism prevention and detection software and services.

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