Arts & Letters Daily
is virtually a one-stop site for current writing. Among its resources are:
The University of Memphis Code of Student Conduct - Academic Dishonesty defines academic misconduct as “all acts of cheating, plagiarism, forgery and falsification.” It continues about plagiarism: “The term ’plagiarism’ includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full or clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.”
The policy of The University of Memphis on plagiarism is contained in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (Student Handbook) and is summarized in Academic and Classroom Misconduct — Academic Misconduct. The specific policy of the Department of History is contained in its document Policy about academic misconduct.
The University of Memphis has secured a site license for faculty to use TurnItIn to maintain a high level of academic integrity in written work by students. Faculty members who wish to use the program must request access from the Advanced Learning Center. (See also the Department of History page about TurnItIn.)
If you are a student, you need to know how to avoid plagiarism; if you are a faculty member, you need to know how to prevent it and how to detect it when it occurs. The following documents should be helpful.