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How to Detect Plagiarism: Relevant Secondary Resources

This guide is created to show how to detect plagiarism using multiple resources as well as Lexis' SafeAssign software.

Relevant Secondary Resources

  • Eisner, Caroline & Vicinus, Martha (eds.), Originality, imitation, and plagiarism: teaching writing in the digital age (2008)
  • Posner, Richard A., The Little Book of Plagiarism (2007) 
  • Carol M. Bast & Linda B. Samuels, Plagiarism and Legal Scholarship in the Age of Information Sharing: The Need for Intellectual Honesty, 57 Cath. U.L. Rev. 777 (2008)
  • Kristin Gerdy, Law Student Plagiarisms: Why It Happens, Where It’s Found, and How to Find It, 2004 BYU Educ. & L. J. 431 (2004)
  • Joe Mirarchi, Plagiarism: What Is It? How to Avoid It? and Why?, 4 T.M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clinical L. 381 (2001)
  • Tomley, Patsy W., In Search of a Plagiarism Policy, 16 N. Ky. L. Rev. 501 (1988-89)
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