Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
New York Times article
How Senator John Walsh Plagiarized a Final Paper (New York Times)
"Senator John Walsh of Montana took most of a 2007 final paper required for his master’s degree from the United States Army War College from other sources without proper attribution. Mr. Walsh copies an entire page nearly word-for-word from a Harvard paper, and each of his six conclusions is copied from a document from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace without attribution."
Purdue OWL (online writing lab), includes an overview, an "is it plagiarism?" section, a "safe practices" section, an activity the class can do together, and a list of best practices for teachers
All About Plagiarism
"Used by permission of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin."
"After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
Determine what sources need to be cited in your writing
Paraphrase the words of others
Effectively incorporate quotations in your own writing
Describe other methods that can be used to avoid plagiarism"
Virtual Academic Integrity Laboratory (VAIL) Tutorial
From the University of Maryland University College:
"The Virtual Academic Integrity Laboratory (VAIL) Tutor is an interactive online tool that introduces students to proper documentation practices, academic integrity concepts and policies, and practical tips to help avoid plagiarism. The VAIL Tutor consists of four modules:
Module 1 – Understanding Academic Integrity, Plagiarism and Cheating
Module 2 – Understanding How to Avoid Plagiarism: Tips and Strategies
Module 3 – Documentation Styles: When and How to Use Them
Module 4 – Plagiarism Policies"