ERIC Number: EJ839140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
At Issue: Academic Integrity, an Annotated Bibliography
Pricer, Wayne F.
Community College Enterprise, v15 n1 p63-81 Spr 2009
Academic integrity is central to the heart of any academic institution, yet the topic is a complex one. This bibliography addresses the subjects of copyright and plagiarism. Resources for exploring common campus copyright and fair use issues seek to answer common, frequently misunderstood questions such as what exactly does "copyright" mean? What restrictions does it establish? What are the consequences of violating copyright laws? What exactly does "fair use" mean? How far does it go and how does one recognize having gone beyond fair use? Student and faculty perceptions of plagiarism have perhaps always been at odds with each other, but in the Information Age with virtually anything at one's finger tips on the Internet, the problem of appropriately giving credit for sources is greatly compounded. How do students and faculty determine what is considered "common knowledge" and what must be credited to a particular source? And what if the authorship of information on the Internet is not clearly provided? Resources that suggest strategies and techniques for dealing with plagiarism may begin with teaching proper documentation for standard print sources before attempting the much thornier approaches for properly documenting online sources. Then, how does one deal with both intentional and unintentional plagiarism? What online software is available for searching and identifying plagiarized material? How reliable and effective is it? Finally, is the definition of "plagiarism" evolving from what it once was to what it has now become in the Age of Information?
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Copyrights, Integrity, Internet, Computer Software, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education, Cheating, Web Sites
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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