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Academic Integrity: An Overview: Home
The objective of this guide is to provide JMU students clear definitions and resources related to academic integrity with a focus on plagiarism.
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This section features instructional videos that show you how to set up your papers in APA, MLA, and Chicago formats, interactive checklists, and visual support for both in-text documenting and referencing at the end of your paper.
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Citation Management Tools
This guide serves as a resource for understanding the importance of maintaining academic integrity in the research and writing process both at JMU and beyond. Emphasis is placed on plagiarism, one of the most common jeopardizers of academic integrity. A discussion of the functionality of Turnitin is provided as well as a compilation of resources for both faculty and students.
Use this guide as a quick reference and/or in conjunction with your instructor's guidelines throughout your academic studies.
The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism by Colin NevilleWhy is accurate referencing important? How do I reference sources correctly? What must I do to avoid plagiarism in my written work? How can I use referencing to assert my own ideas? This excellent new edition of "The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism" continues to demystify the referencing process and provide essential guidance to make sure you are not committing plagiarism. It provides clear guidelines on why and when to reference as well as how to correctly cite from a huge range of sources. Tackling all the main forms of referencing - Harvard, APA, MLA and Numerical referencing styles - in an accessible and comprehensive manner, you'll want to dip into this book time and again. A unique feature of the book is the comparisons it makes between different referencing styles, which are shown side-by-side. This provides a useful guide, particularly for students on combined studies courses who may be expected to use two, and sometimes three, different referencing styles. This new edition offers: A detailed guide to referencing electronic sources and choosing reliable internet sites Additional 'frequently asked questions' and answers Research findings of student perceptions of referencing Cases of referencing in practice by real students Examples of referencing in action Exercises and quizzes to test your knowledge Advice on the use of referencing management software "The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism" is essential reading for all students and professionals who need to use referencing in academic writing to reflect their own ideas, constructively apply the work of others, and to avoid plagiarism.
Plagiarism by Bill Marsh
Plagiarism by Barry GilmoreBarry Gilmore is participating in a FREE on-line roundtable webinar "Plagiarism in the Digital Age: Voices from the Front Lines -- What's Happening in High Schools Now." To learn more visit www.plagiarism.org Plainly put, plagiarism isn't acceptable. But what's not so simple for students to understand is what exactly plagiarism is, how it happens, and how to avoid it. That's why Barry Gilmore's Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide for Students is a must-have for student writers. In Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide for Students, Barry Gilmore follows up on his teacher's guide Plagiarism: Why It Happens How to Prevent It. Gilmore doesn't sugarcoat plagiarism, but he offers writers reasoned and reasonable solutions. His savvy handbook: speaks directly to students in lively language about what plagiarism is and how it happens presents case studies drawn from real-world events as well as student examples never talks down and invites students to think and talk about plagiarism outlines the consequences of plagiarism without resorting to fear or intimidation. Gilmore provides all the dos and don'ts students need. With his book students will: get explicit guidelines for MLA and APA citation find out how to use search engines well and document their results appropriately learn to properly summarize and paraphrase third-party material understand what is common knowledge and what isn't. Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide for Students goes well beyond plagiarism avoidance. It builds students' ethical awareness about what cheating is. And it leads them to understand why using their own words is important and, ultimately, more satisfying. Give your students Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide for Students for every paper they will write-across the years, across the content areas. Or better yet, use it alongside Barry Gilmore's teacher's guide, Plagiarism: Why It Happens How to Prevent It. Because your greatest allies in preventing academic dishonesty are well-informed students. To request this title as a Desk/Exam copy, click here. Hear a podcast where Barry Gilmore answers Carol Jago's questions about responding to and preventing plagiarism. Save 20% off the web price when you buy 5 packs of Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide for Students. Save 20% off the web price when you buy the Plagiarism Class Pack-25 copies of Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide for Students + 1 copy of the Plagiarism teacher's guide.
Stop Plagiarism by Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic; Katie Elson AndersonDesigned 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.