“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).
Center for Intellectual Property, University of Maryland University College Perhaps the most comprehensive resource of materials about plagiarism, with many active links.
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.
Plagiarism Detection Services/Software A list of sites and reviews by the Center for Intellectual Property, University of Maryland University College. Some sites/services are free; others charge a fee.
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.