The Huffington Post Breaks Down the Top 8 Sites Students Plagiarize From

By May 23, 2011R is for Research

According to the Huffington Post, when students plagiarize from the internet, they are more likely to take information from sites like Wikipedia, as opposed to sites designed to serve cheaters that provide full content research papers (either for sale, or nestled in between advertising).

Additionally, the article indicates that social networking sites like Facebook account for 1/3 of plagiarized content, along with other sites that allow users to “post and share information.” The article links to a previous article published last year that asserts that students are unclear of what qualifies as plagiarism because of the digital age we live in of shared, public information.

For the full list of websites that students plagiarize from, check out the article!

Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Lauri says:

    The link to the article didn’t work for me. Can you give it again? Thanks!

  • David S. says:

    Do we need to redefine plagiarism in an age when people believe they should share and sample music, and ownership of intellectual property is continuously challenged? What is the difference between sampling a bass line for a musical composition and pilfering a paragraph for an essay? Could we get used to credits at the end of a paper? What if we credited sources, like in music? (I want to thank Jane Doe for her awesome paragraph!) Should writing be less subject to change than the other arts?