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Combating Student Plagiarism

An Academic Librarian’s Guide

This practical book introduces readers to the current issues facing todays academic reference and instruction librarians grappling with the growing problem of student plagiarism. The book provides up-to-date overviews of student plagiarism, examples of ways in which librarians can educate students through proven instructional techniques, collaboration approaches and outreach methods, and discusses common problems and questions librarians may encounter when incorporating current anti-plagiarism instruction into their instructional services. Topics include: role of the academic librarian in combating student plagiarism, discipline-based approaches to combating student plagiarism, information literacy techniques and faculty/librarian collaboration.

Paperback, 206 Pages

Published: July 2008

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-282-3


  • The author cites a range of timely examples, not limiting herself to print but also including audio and video. …devotes a considerable number of pages to a review of the academic library literature that provides a comprehensive overview for library school students and others who may be new to the topic. ...provides a professional foundation and multiplicity of approaches for teaching about and encouraging the ethical use of information., Portal: Libraries and the academy
    To faculty and university administrators, this book demonstrates the way that librarians can collaborate with them to combat plagiarism on campus., The Journal of Academic Librarianship
    …is successful in providing perspective., Journal of The School Library Association


  • Introduction: technology seems to be changing everything; Society’s pervasive culture of copying; The role of the academic librarian in combating student plagiarism; How do students and universities view plagiarism? Information literacy frameworks: working towards the ethical use of information by students; Discipline-based approaches to combating student plagiarism; Thwarting student plagiarism through collaborations: faculty-librarian partnerships and beyond; Practical approaches to promoting citation methods and the ethical usage of information; Plagiarism-detection software services and other uses of technology to combat student plagiarism.


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