Plagiarism Education and Prevention

A Subject-Driven Case-Based Approach


  • Cara Bradley, University of Regina, Canada

Academic librarians and university instructors worldwide are grappling with an increasing incidence of student plagiarism. Recent publications urge educators to prevent plagiarism by teaching students about the issue, and some have advocated the value of a subject-specific approach to plagiarism prevention education. There is, however, a complete lack of resources and guidance for librarians and instructors who want to adopt this approach in their teaching. This book opens with a brief overview of plagiarism today, followed by arguments in favour of a subject-based approach. The rest of the book is divided into academic subject areas and features an overview of the major issues in that subject area, followed by a high profile and engaging case within the discipline.
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Librarians and educators who are looking for concrete guidance on integrating a subject-specific approach into their plagiarism prevention education


Book information

  • Published: February 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-584-8


…this book has appeared at exactly the right time to remind us of the importance of information ethics in academic education and beyond., The Australian Library Journal
…fills a gap in the literature and will prove a vital addition to the collection of all university and college libraries., The Australian Library Journal

Table of Contents

The need for a subject-specific case-driven approach to plagiarism education; Humanities and social sciences; Science; Professional studies; Fine arts; General examples for first year writing classes.