Part #4: Information Literacy and Ethics

  1. How have changes in the way that information is stored and accessed changed the ethics of information use?
  2. What is information ethics? Why is it important for students to understand intellectual property and copyright?
  3. Why is it important to guard against plagiarism? What is being done about plagiarism at OU?


Part #4 Readings

Lampert, L. D. (2004). Integrating discipline-based anti-plagiarism instruction into the curriculum. Reference Services Review, 32(4), 347-55. Retrieved from

Payne, T. How to protect yourself from committing plagiarism. Retrieved from

USM Plagiarism Tutorial. Retrieved from

Write Check. (2015). Retrieved from



  • Complete and submit this questionnaire about your understanding of Plagiarism which can be found at



What is plagiarism in the electronic age?

  1. How can you help your students avoid plagiarism?
  2. What your students should know about the copyright law
  3. Video: "Information literacy: the perils of online research" (2006)