[UTKSIS-L] [Air-l] How is the Internet bad for us? (fwd)

Louise Ferguson louise.ferguson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 17:27:06 PDT 2005


On 6/22/05, chodge5 at utk.edu <chodge5 at utk.edu> wrote:
> 
> A colleague of mine from Buffalo send these suggestions:
> 
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> Phil Davis at Cornell University has done some work on the citation
> patterns of undergraduate papers and excessive use of Web-based resources
> and how to break the habit:
> 
> Davis, P. M. Patterns in Electronic Journal Usage: Challenging the
> Composition of Geographic Consortia [Analysis of usage by the NorthEast
> Research Library Consortium]. College & Research Libraries v. 63 no. 6
> (November 2002) p. 484-97
> 
> Davis, P. M. The effect of the Web on undergraduate citation
> behavior: a 2000 update [analysis of undergraduate term papers in
> microeconomics]. College & Research Libraries v. 63 no. 1 (January 2002)
> p. 53-60
> 
> Davis, P. M., et. al., The effect of the Web on undergraduate citation
> behavior 1996-1999 [analysis of undergraduate term papers in
> microeconomics]. Journal of the American Society for Information Science
> and Technology v. 52 no. 4 (February 15 2001) p. 309-14
> 
> _

I believe there are also various UK universities doing work in the
area of undergraduate plagiarism and the Internet e.g. Oxford Brookes
University:

http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsd/4_resource/plagiarism.html

Also material on 'paper mills' and similar (which operate through the Internet).

At Sussex, Diane Brewster is doing doctoral research on (university)
students'' perception of ownership of electronic sources (and how this
relates to their propensity to plagiarise), though I'm not sure if
there are any papers out there yet.

Louise Ferguson



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