Learn How to Avoid Plagiarism

PlagiarismStudents plagiarize for many reasons. While some are simply trying to get through a course as easily as possible, others procrastinate and panic, taking a few short cuts to get the assignment done. Some students think that text on a “group-developed” web page like Wikipedia does not have to be cited because it is “common knowledge” (not true!).  Others genuinely do not understand how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly.

In this workshop taught by librarians, students will:

  1. discuss how copyright laws and plagiarism rules apply to using material from the web
  2. learn how citing correctly can help avoid unintentional plagiarism
  3. learn how to write a paragraph that successfully and clearly distinguishes paraphrases and quotes from original ideas and language

FALL 2015 WORKSHOPS

Wednesday September 9, 3:30-4:20 Room: Milne 104
Thursday September 10,   6:00-6:50 Room: Milne 104
Tuesday September 15, 4:30-5:20 Room: Milne 208
Monday September 21,  2:30-3:20 Room: Milne 104
Wednesday September 23,  7:00-7:50 Room: Milne 104
Monday September 28,  5:00-5:50 Room: Milne 104
Friday October 2,  2:30-3:20 Room: Milne 104
Tuesday October 6,  4:30-5:20 Room: Milne 104
Thursday October 8,  6:00-6:50 Room: Milne 104
Monday October 19, 2:30-3:20 Room: Milne 104
Wednesday October 21,  7:00-7:50 Room: Milne 104
Tuesday October 27, 5:30-6:20 Room: Milne 104
Monday November 2,  4:00-4:50 Room: Milne 104
Tuesday November 3,  5:00-5:50 Room: Newton 214
Wednesday November 11,  6:00-6:50 Room: Newton 214

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! The plagiarism workshops are now part of the GOLD Program. To register for a plagiarism workshop, students must visit the GOLD Program web page to open a GOLD account, and then register for one of 15 plagiarism workshops in the listing of GOLD Workshops. (To see the complete list of plagiarism workshops, use the search box on the left, using the keyword plagiarism.)

Textbooks and Reserves @Milne

Milne library has a growing collection of required course texts for many of the courses taught on campus. These are generally available for 4 hour loan at the Service Desk. You can search GLOCAT+ (or GLOCAT Classic) to see if we have your textbooks. Search by textbook title or author. If you are having trouble, just stop by the Service Desk and we’ll let you know if we have your textbook.

For additional information, check out our Find Textbooks and Course Reserves Guide.

If Milne doesn’t have the text or course reading that you need on reserve at the Service Desk, you may be able to borrow it from another library (note that popular, current editions of textbooks are often unavailable through IDS). Search for it in IDS Search to see if we can borrow it for you from another library. If you’re uncertain of the exact name of the textbook, a quick search of http://books.geneseo.edu can resolve the issue.

We also have 9 titles available on a Kindle Fire!  The Kindles can be checked out for 4 hours and include the following textbooks:

Molecular Biology of the Cell (Alberts, 6th)
Multivariable Calculus (Stewart, 7th ed.)
Multivariable Calculus (Stewart, 7th ed.)
Organic Chemistry (Solomons, 11th ed.)
Organic Chemistry (Solomons, 11th ed.)
Organic Chemistry (McMurry, 8th ed.)
Organic Chemistry (McMurry, 8th ed.)
Abnormal Psychology (Barlow, 7th)
Abnormal Psychology (Barlow, 7th)






Cambell biology
Campbell Biology (Reece, 10th)
Essential Cell Biology (Alberts, 4th)
Essential Cell Biology (Alberts, 4th)
Physics (Cutnell, 9th)
Physics (Cutnell, 9th)
Financial Accounting (Harrison, Horngren and Thomas, 7th)
Financial Accounting (Harrison, Horngren and Thomas, 7th)