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Copyright and plagiarism issues at the university level

Standards & Objectives


The purpose of this tutorial is to help students understand how to use information ethically and legally as described in standard 5 of the American Library Association (ALA) Association of College & Research Libraries' (ACRL's) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. The objectives are outlined below.

  1. Copyright
    • What it is
    • What it means at the University of Utah
    • What it isn't (fair use & public domain)
    • What is protected
    • The exceptions
  2. Plagiarism
    • What it is
    • What it means at the University of Utah
    • Different forms
    • How to avoid
    • How to detect

ACRL Standard 5: The information literate student. . .

Understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally

5.1. understands many of the ethical, legal and socio-economic issues surrounding information and information technology

5.2. follows laws, regulations, institutional policies, and etiquette related to the access and use of information resources

5.3. acknowledges the use of information sources in communicating the product or performance

Before He Cheats - A Teacher Parody

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