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  • 1. Tracking Down a Suspect Paper SUGGESTIONS FOR HOW TO FIND WHETHER A STUDENT HAS COMMITTED PLAGIARISM IN THEIR WRITING
  • 2. Use a Search Engine to detect plagiarism Type in suspicious phrases in multiple search engines (because no search engine can index the entire Web). Try some of these search engines:  Google www.google.com  Lycos www.lycos.com  Ask http://www.ask.com/#subject:ask|pg:1  Hotbot http://www.hotbot.com/  All the Web http://www.alltheweb.com/  Dogpile http://www.dogpile.com/  Internet Essay Exposer http://essay.freehomepage.com/info.html  AltaVista http://www.altavista.com/
  • 3. Search some of the paper mills for suspect papers Try some of the following paper mill sites that offer free essays or essays for a fee.  Cyber Essays http://www.cyberessays.com/  AcaDemon Term Papers and Essays http://www.academon.com/?a=G4  FastPapers.com http://www.fastpapers.com/  Evil House of Cheat http://www.cheathouse.com/  DirectEssays.com http://www.directessays.com/  123HelpMe www.123helpme.com  BigNerds http://bignerds.com/  All Free Essays http://allfreeessays.com/
  • 4. Use Library Services What help can the library provide?  Librarians are available to collaborate on assignments and assist in creating meaningful research experiences for the students.  Schedule a tailored research session with the library staff for your class. Students overcome fears associated with research in these sessions.
  • 5. Use the Learning Commons Services What help can the Learning Commons provide?  Our writing consultants are trained to help students in any step of the writing process. Our consultants help students to understand the writing process and help build writing skills. We are NOT a proofreading service.  Refer students with poor writing skills or suspected of plagiarism to the Learning Commons  Require students to have a writing consultation as part of the class requirement.