NEW MULTIMEDIA RESOURCE HELPS LIBRARIANS AND EDUCATORS COMBAT PLAGIARISM Tuesday, Jul 6 2010
July 5, 2010 (New York, NY) – Term paper mills and the ease of cutting-and-pasting text from the Web have further complicated the already complex — and rampant — problem of plagiarism. Stop Plagiarism: A Guide to Understanding and Prevention, edited by Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic and Katie Elson Anderson from Rutgers University and to be published by Neal-Schuman Publishers on August 20, 2010, will help educators and librarians deter students from plagiarizing.
This new guidebook features three crucial parts. Part I, “Understanding the Problem,” examines the current state of plagiarism, including the background and history of academic dishonesty, and why factors such as technological advances have led to ambiguities in the definition of originality and have spurred academic dishonesty. Part II, “Finding Remedies,” focuses on solutions, such as Cvetkovic’s award-winning online tutorial that librarians and educators can use to address the problem. Topics also include a discussion of the “first-year” experience, policies at colleges and universities, and plagiarism and the nontraditional student. Part III, “A Practitioner’s Toolkit,” provides resources for creating policies. This section also lists print and online resources educators can use with their students.
The multimedia components of this new resource include a companion CD-ROM with one-click access to the websites discussed in the book and interactive plagiarism tutorials. A companion antiplagarism wiki keeps the book current and allows readers to engage in further dialogue.
Stop Plagiarism: A Guide to Understanding and Prevention will provide a comprehensive foundation for learning about and instilling academic honesty. It will prove invaluable to librarians and educators from high school to post-graduate.
2010. 6 x 9. 285 pp.
Book and CD-ROM: $65.00.
About the Editors
Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic is a Reference Librarian and the Web Administrator at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University. Her previous books include The Plagiarism Plague: A Resource Guide and CD-ROM Tutorial for Educators and Librarians (Neal-Schuman, 2004) and Teaching Generation M: A Handbook for Librarians and Educators (Neal-Schuman, 2009).
Kate Elson Anderson is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University. She is the author of several publications, including chapters in Teaching Generation M: A Handbook for Librarians and Educators (Neal-Schuman, 2009).
About Neal-Schuman Publishers
Neal-Schuman Publishers is a leading publisher of professional books for librarians, archivists and knowledge managers. Founded in 1976, Neal-Schuman Publishers is based in New York City, with offices in London, UK.
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