For further information on the librarian's role in combatting plagiarism, we recommend the following:
Stebbins, L. F. (2006). Student guide to research in the digital age: How to locate and evaluate information sources. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. (220 pages). Stebbins (Brandeis University Libraries) focuses on the research skills that will help students avoid unintentional plagiarism. After an introductory chapter on "Research and Critical Evaluation,", six chapters treat different types of resources: books, articles, primary sources, biographies, legal works, and government documents. The final chapter directly addresses proper citation of sources and plagiarism. A useful resource for librarians and students alike.
Burke, M. (2004). Deterring plagiarism: A new role for librarians. Library Philosophy and Practice, 6. Retrieved from http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/ ~mbolin/burke.htm. Burke (Axinn Library, Hofstra University) discusses her library's use of Turnitin and the legal concerns surrounding this service. The library can do much more than simply help track down instances of plagiarism, as Burke explains how faculty/library liaison efforts can teach students key research skills.
Buranen, L. (2009). A safe place: The role of librarians and writing centers in addressing citation practices and plagiarism. Knowledge Quest, 37 (3), 24-33. Buranen, writing from the perspective of a librarian and writing center director, explores the complexities of plagiarism and the difficulties students have in mastering academic discourse, understanding others' ideas, and positioning those ideas within their own writing. She argues that what may be viewed as plagiarism is in fact a necessary step in that learning process, and that libraries (as well as writing centers) can be "safe places" for students to practice and master these new skills without fear of punishment.
Mundava, M., & Chaudhuri, J. (2007). Understanding plagiarism: The role of librarians at the University of Tennessee in assisting students to practice fair use of information. College & Research Libraries News, 68 (3), 170-3. Retrieved from the ACRL website. This article covers the basics of plagiarism, including a consideration of the international student, and the steps taken by the UT librarians to reach out to students and faculty through workshops and instructional sessions.
Lampert, L. (2006) The instruction librarian's role in discussing issues of academic integrity. LOEX Quarterly, 32, 8-9. Lampert (Coordinator of Information Literacy and Instruction, California State University, Northbridge) is a prominent voice in the discussion of plagiarism and the academic librarian's role in addressing it. She is author of Combating Student Plagiarism: An Academic Librarian's Guide (2008, Chandros Publishing) and presenter of a popular webcast, "The Role of the Librarian in Combating Student Plagiarism", an ACRL E-Learning Workshop. In this article, Lampert succinctly argues for a discipline-based approach to teaching students about the ethical use of information, and posits that librarians are in an ideal position to provide this type of instruction.