“Preventing Academic Dishonesty,” A clear and comprehensive essay, with specific tips targeted for teachers, by Barbara Gross Davis from her book, Tools for Teaching, Jossey-Bass Pub. (San Francisco, 1993).
In his highly recommended online essay, “Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers,” Robert Harris provides this advice about how to search online for suspected plagiarism: “perform an exact phrase search on a four-to-six-word phrase from a suspect part of the paper (find a phrase that has two or three relatively unusual words in it).” The resources below can be used to help search online for plagiarism.
Term Paper Mills are Web sites and services where students can obtain research papers for free or for a fee. It is worth knowing these sites which some students might use inappropriately. As well, many of them can be searched.
Cheating 101: Paper Mills and You, Kimbel Library of Coastal Carolina University A fine discussion of internet paper mills which gives tips for detecting plagiarized papers and lists paper mill sites (midway down page), both alphabetically and topically.