Council of Writing Program Administrators. (2003). Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices.

Document defines plagiarism, suggests some of the causes of plagiarism, proposes a set of responsibilities (for students, teachers, and administrators) to address the problem of plagiarism, and recommends a set of practices for teaching and learning that can significantly reduce the likelihood of plagiarism.

Gabriel, T. (2010, August 2). Lines on Plagiarism Blur for Students in Digital AgeThe New York Times, p. A1.

Newspaper article on the relationship between web content, intellectual property, and academic integrity as seen through the eyes of current university students.


Karon, J. (2012, September 18). A Positive Solution for PlagiarismThe Chronicle of Higher Education.

An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of different plagiarism methods to address plagiarism. Author outlines a sample assignment in which he encourages students to analyze a paper found on the internet in order to teach students about the quality and utility of such papers.

Stolley, K., Brizee, A., & Paiz, J. (2013). Avoiding Plagiarism: Overview and ContradictionsPurdue Online Writing Lab.

Part of Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab, this page discusses the ways in which unclear assignments and lack of student awareness about academic integrity practices foster an environment in which plagiarism can happen. Site also contains sample citation exercises and best practices for professors.

Texas Christian University. Student Handbook.

Section 3.4 of the Code of Student Conduct (contained within the Student Handbook) addresses the TCU policy on academic misconduct.

Additional resources can be found on the professional development section of the Turnitin website.