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Preventing The Plague of Plagiarism

Library Herald Year : 2015, Volume : 53, Issue : 4 First page : ( 363) Last page : ( 378) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2015.00033.0

Preventing The Plague of Plagiarism

Satija M P UGC Emeritus Fellow (2011–2013), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005, E-mail: satija_mp@yahoo.com

Abstract Defines plagiarism as any unethical act of copyright infringement. States it is widespread all over the world in academics and other creative fields such as research, art, movies and music. Explores its origin and states its causes and ill effects. Suggests some preventive and curative measures to curb it. Gives details of academic, administrative and technological solutions to check this growing menace. Names some anti-plagiarism software to detect it. Projects Information literacy as the best means to eradicate it. Highlights the role of librarians in educating users against plagiarism

Keywords Academic ethics, Academic frauds, Anti-plagiarism software, Copyright infringement, Information literacy, Intellectual property rights(IPR), Plagiarism, Scientific misconduct,Satija M P.