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Plagiarism and the Internet Biblography

Connell, Joan. "On the Internet, plagiarism is easy." MSNBC. Internet. http://www.msnbc.com/NEWS/91747.asp A news story reporting on efforts to police the term paper business. It discusses a variety of these services available online.

Harris, Robert. "Anti?Plagiarism Strategies for Use in Assigning Research Papers." 26 June 1997. Internet. http://www.sccu.edu/faculty/R_Harris/antiplag.htm  Some very helpful suggestions for faculty looking for ways to minimize plagiarism.

Kirkpatrick, Kenneth J. The ARC Guide to Plagiarism. Greencastle, Ind.: DePauw University, [n.d.]. Internet. http://www.depauw.edu/~kjkirk/plag.htm  A handout prepared by a university writing center to help students understand what is considered plagiarism and how to avoid it in their papers.

Martin, Brian. "Plagiarism: a misplaced emphasis." Journal of Information Ethics 3 (Fall 1994): 36?47. http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/sts/bmartin/pubs/94jie.html An ethical analysis comparing standard and institutionalized plagiarism.

Rocklin, Tom. Downloadable Term Papers: What's a Prof. to Do? Iowa City: University of Iowa, 1996. Internet. http://www.uiowa.edu/~centeach/newsletter/online?exclusives/term?paper?download.html  A guide produced by the UI Center for Teaching to assist their faculty with the problem of online plagiarism. Contains some excellent suggestions for monitoring the problem in the classroom.

Wice, Nathaniel. "Copy & Paste: Term Paper Mills on the Web." Y-Life 3 (January 1997). Internet. http://www.zdnet.com/yil/content/mag/9701/wice9701.html Another look a some online term paper services.


Anthony Krier krier@rindge.fpc.edu

Mr. Krier is a reference librarian at Franklin Pierce College. He attempts to keep track of term paper mills operating on the Internet. You may send a message to him requesting his list which includes about 30 sites.

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