Plagiarism: Additional Reference


Electronic Detection Services

Plagiarism Advice
This website promotes good practice in this area and provides guidance in all aspects of plagiarism prevention.

Guides for Lecturers

Plagiarism: JISC
A large resource funded by the JISC containing generic advice on plagiarism, educational tools for students, guidance on copyright and data protection issues related to plagiarism as well as a link to the JISC’s electronic detection service.

Plagiarism: A Good Practice Guide
By Jude Carroll and Jon Appleton. A useful starting-point for departments and lecturers. The authors emphasize ‘teaching and learning based suggestions for dealing with plagiarism’.

Deterring, Detecting and Dealing with Plagiarism
Pithy advice from Jude Carroll.

Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers
By Robert Harris. A handy list of ways of combating undergraduate plagiarism.

The Plagiarism Resource Site
Based at Charlottesville, Virginia, and written by Lou Bloomfield. Includes free software to help detect plagiarism.

How to identify when your students are using websites to plagiarise: the problem of ‘mouse-click’ plagiarism
An essay by Derek Cox on the website of ESCalate, the Subject Centre for Education. Covers a wide range of topics in considerable detail.

Guide to Plagiarism and Cyber-Plagiarism
A comprehensive site on all aspects of plagiarism from the University of Alberta, with many hyperlinks.

Plagiarism Prevention Resources
from Penn State University

Guides for Students

Beat the witch-hunt!
An attack by Peter Levin on current academic ‘hysteria’ about plagiarism, aimed at ‘the conscientious student’.

Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism
From Education World. Concise, basic and clear.

Plagiarism and How to Avoid it (University of Hong Kong)
By David Gardner. Includes an online test to assess undergraduates’ understanding of what plagiarism.

Understanding Plagiarism (Indiana University)
A comprehensive introduction, including an online quiz to test students’ understanding of what is and isn’t plagiarism. A more concise introduction is at

Using Sources (Hamilton College)
Useful and concise recommendations.