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College Students, Plagiarism, and the Internet:The Role of Academic Librarians in Delivering Education and Awareness

Author(s): Todd J. Wiebe

Journal: MLA Forum
ISSN 1539-4123

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Plagiarism | Internet | Library Instruction

This article discusses the ever-important issue of plagiarism among college students and how academic librarians are facing this challenge head-on. The emphasis is placed on how the Internet has changed the ways students perceive plagiarism and also how they go about committing the act. The role of academic librarians in both the detection and prevention of plagiarism is discussed. In the end, the education of students regarding the severity of this issue and teaching them how to avoid it is ultimately praised as being the victor in the fight for academic integrity on college campuses.
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