Plagiarism And The Web

The Internet has given us access to many scholarly works that were difficult to find before. We can read the Classics online as easily as we can read Uncle Bob’s blog about his summer vacation.

But access to so many books and papers has created a problem for school administrators, plagiarism. Even worse than simply stealing paragraphs from other authors, many students are downloading entire term papers and dissertations. This article, written in 1996, illustrates that this is not a new problem, but it is a continuing one. As evidence of that, the Web site the author mentions is still active and still selling term papers and more online.