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The Plagiarism Blog

Keeping Current on Plagiarism, Cheating & Academic Integrity by Susan Herzog, Information Literacy Librarian, Eastern Connecticut State University

Pressured to Pass
The Orion Online
by Kelly Parker
September 29, 2004

Cheating and plagiarism are serious concerns for university students, faculty and administrators

"One of the steps Chico State is taking to combat academic dishonesty is the recent creation of the Council for Promoting Academic Integrity. "

Plagiarism is the Sin du Jour
The New York Sun
September 29, 2004

"According to a recent article in the New York Times, Duke University's Center for Academic Integrity says 40% of college students admit to plagiarizing off the Internet, up from 10% in 1999. Students don't have to find old papers or copy passages off the Internet, either - they can buy ready-made papers for a couple of hundred dollars from Web sites likeaceyourpaper.com and schoolsucks.com. With unmanageable workloads and the knowledge that classmates are buying their B-pluses, the siren call can be difficult to ignore."

Trying To Keep Students Honest at Universities

SJSU Attempts To Heighten Sense Of Ethics On Campus
by Becky Bartindale

"Annette Nellen had her most personal encounter with plagiarism last year after doing a Google search. The San Jose State University tax professor pulled up an award-winning student paper from a New York University Web site and -- surprise! -- she had written it two years before for a law conference.

Her experience shows how the Internet has heightened both challenges and opportunities for inhabitants of universities. For Nellen, the Web provides a chance to share research with students and colleagues around the world. But for students who either don't know how to write an academic paper or want a quick fix, it offers nearly limitless opportunities to steal other people's work."