Stop Plagiarism: A Guide to Understanding and Prevention

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Designed to be of use to all levels of educators working with students--from high school to post-graduate--this book addresses the problems and concerns facing librarians and educators involved in the process of teaching academic honesty. Many of the original authors from The Plagiarism Plague have returned with new essays along with new voices, a majority of whom represent the next generation of librarianship, the Web 2.0 professional.


Stop Plagiarism contains background material, web resources, a collection of sample exercises, and an interactive CD that provides tools an educator can use to stop plagiarism. One of three videos on the CD features an animated interactive quiz that helps student understand when they must include a citation. The authors have also established an anti-plagiarism wiki where readers are encouraged to participate in the on-going conversation on plagiarism. This book is a one-stop source for anyone who wants to understand why students knowingly or unknowingly plagiarize, who needs materials for teaching academic integrity, and who will benefit from a current resource guide to tools for actively detecting plagiarism.

Katie Elson Anderson

Katie Elson Anderson is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University, in Camden, New Jersey. Publications include chapters in Scholarly Resources for Children and Childhood Studies: A Research Guide and Annotated Bibliography and Teaching Generation M: A Handbook for Librarians and Educators. Other publications include contributions to ABC-CLIO's World History Encyclopedia and Sage's 21st Century Handbook of Anthropology.

Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic

Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic is Reference Librarian and Web Administrator at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey. Her other books include Scholarly Resources for Children and Childhood Studies: A Research Guide and Annotated Bibliography. She has also published in various refereed journals and library and information science publications. At present, she is Chair of the Children and Childhood Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, and an Associate of the Center for Children and Childhood Studies at Rutgers University. She was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2005.

"The editors' goals are to help educators teach, model, and promote honesty, and they achieve those goals with a balance of essays on both the theoretical and the practical aspects of combating plagiarism."

--Reference and User Services Quarterly
"Librarians, faculty, and university administrators will find in Stop Plagiarism a useful overview of the problem of academic integrity, a nuanced discussion of the issues, and several useful resources and tools for addressing the problem of plagiarism."
--The Journal of Academic Librarianship
"This collection of essays provides a clear-eyed guide to understanding plagiarism in the derivative environment of the digital age; to finding remedies; and to helpful, practical tools. Although aimed at the higher education community, there is much here that will benefit secondary educators ... Librarians and teachers will want this valuable and useful guide."
"For any school or academic library this book will be a very useful resource--in fact, this reviewer has taken it to several recent plagiarism policy meetings with good success. This book is highly recommended." 
"The essays are not only highly informative, they are a pleasure to read for anybody working closely with this demographic … This really is the best professional book I have read in years. Highly recommended."
--Library Media Connection (starred review)
"An inspired approach to the topic of plagiarism in the classroom … Highly recommended."
"An excellent addition to the professional shelf on this topic."