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Instructional Support

Virtual Salt
Robert Harris, Professor of English at Southern California College in Costa Mesa, has created a series of pages and links containing excellent advice on searching the Internet, teaching, writing, and other related topics.

Ways faculty can help their students succeed in the U of M Libraries.

Web in the Classroom

WWW 4 Teachers
This site, run by the South Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium, is mainly for K-12 teachers, but is also useful for college professors who need ideas to begin incorporating Web technology into their instruction. It includes a glossary of internet terms.

Information Literacy

American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report
This 1989 report defines and establishes a rationale for information literacy. In 1998 the committee issued A Progress Report on Information Literacy: An Update on the American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report

Plagiarism

A Faculty Guide to Cyber-Plagiarism (University of Alberta)
Tami Oliphant and Denise Koufogiannakis, Univeristy of Alberta Libraries, created this site to "examine the issues of plagiarism and cyber-plagiarism and what faculty can do to prevent, detect, and report plagiarism." It also includes a link to handouts for students.

Virtual Salt: Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers
Robert Harris, an English professor for 25 years, recommends strategies for faculty to help "encourage students to value the assignment and to do their own work."

Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It
This helpful page, provided by Writing Tutorial Services at Indiana University Bloomington, gives examples of acceptable and unacceptable paraphrasing.

Copyright

Copyright Help
The site is managed jointly between the The University of Memphis Office of Legal Counsel and the Advanced Learning Center for the purpose of ensuring the entire campus community (faculty, staff, and students) understands and complies with current laws pertaining to the use of intellectual property in research and education. Instructors should use the site's checklist to determine if a copyrighted work in distance education complies with the TEACH Act.

Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians.
This segment of the copyright law answers many questions asked by faculty about providing copies of materials for instructional purposes. See United States Copyright Office (The Library of Congress) for more information about current copyright laws and legislation as well as information (and forms) for copyright applications.

WIPO Copyright Treaty
Text of the World Intellectual Property Organization Treaty from the Geneva Diplomatic Conference, December 2 to 20, 1996.

University of Texas Crash Course in Copyright
Easy-to-use site for learning about academic issues relating to copyright.


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This guide originally created by Janell Rudolph May 1999.

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