January 14, 2013 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Each month, the librarians and information service assistants at The Cardinal Carter Library provide topical displays for the benefit of students and faculty. Until the end of January, the library will feature a display on academic integrity and plagiarism on the main floor.

Martha Gordon, information services assistant states that this topic is always relevant in an academic setting, but seems especially pertinent in the wake of several plagiarism scandals occurring across Canadian academia.

“Students are continually seeking assistance with citations,” notes Gordon. “We hope that with this display and the other information available online that we can offer help before plagiarism becomes a problem.”

The display includes helpful definitions on plagiarism, academic integrity, and academic misconduct, as well as information on the academic integrity tutorial available through OWL (linked below).

In addition, students and faculty will find suggested reading on the subject including: Achieving student success: effective student services in Canadian higher education (Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010), and Universities at risk: how politics, special interests and corporatization threaten academic integrity (Toronto : J. Lorimer & Co., 2008).

For additional information on the Cardinal Carter Library visit: www.kings.uwo.ca/library/ 

Visit OWL for a tutorial on academic integrity: www.uwo.ca/tsc/resources/selected_teaching_topics/academic_integrity/academic_integrity_tutorial.html

For additional information on how to avoid plagiarism visit: www.lib.uwo.ca/tutorials/plagiarism