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Plagiarism: How to spot it and how to help stop it: Make it easy for them (to not cheat!)

Make it easy for students: When do you cite?

UC San Diego Library. Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism. N.p.: UC San Diego Library, n.d. 2014. Web. 25 June 2014. <http://sshl.ucsd.edu/plagiarism_old/Tips-PP-Brochure-09Apr10.pdf>.

What is Refworks?

Refworks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and other various sources. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

Through Refworks users can...

1. Create a personal database of references via import or manual entry

2. Edit and format references to fit any style guide

3. Arrange references into folders to stay organized

4. Format papers and bibliographies instantly

...and much more!

A detailed guide to using RefWorks is available here.

Utilize the SC4 Library!

The SC4 library has resources for not just students but instructors as well to encourage appropriate use of sources.

You can:

  • Arrange a one time class meeting focusing on how to appropriately utilize our resources with one on one instruction from our librarians.
  • Arrange "free" class times closer to a papers due date with a librarian lingering in the wings to help students as they need it
  • Encourage or even mandate a visit with a librarian to  solidify sources and assist with citations

Make it easy on Students: What needs to be cited?

UC San Diego Library. Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism. N.p.: UC San Diego Library, n.d. 2014. Web. 25 June 2014. <http://sshl.ucsd.edu/plagiarism_old/Tips-PP-Brochure-09Apr10.pdf>.