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Burke, Margaret (2005) "Deterring Plagiarism: A New Role for Librarians"

Community and Junior College Libraries, 15(1), 23-34.

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Gibson, N. and Chester‐Fangman, C. (2011) "The librarian's role in combating plagiarism",

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iThenticate (2011). The Ethics of Self-Plagiarism: White Paper.

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Lampert, L.D. (2008) Combating Student Plagiarism: An Academic Librarian’s Guide,

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Masic, I. (2012) “Plagiarism in The Scientific Publishing.”

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Maxel, O.J.M (2013) “Plagiarism: the Cancer of East African University Education”. Journal of Education and Practice, 4 (17), 13

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Sciammarella, S. (2009). Making a difference: library and teaching faculty working together to

develop strategies in dealing with student plagiarism.

Community and Junior College Libraries, 15 (1), 23-34.

Shridar, K., Selva, R.S. and Prabhu, V. (2014). Role of Librarian in Quality Sustenance in Research Publications through Plagiarism Checker Prevention, Detection and Response. International Journal of Library and Information Science, 3(1),10-16.

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Lack of academic integrity has frustrated the attainment of educational objectives especially in tertiary institutions in recent times. Perhaps, one of the most prevalent fraudulent practice among students, academics and researchers today is plagiarism. This paper examines the concept, nature and intricacies of plagiarism. It notes the devastating effects of plagiarism on the individual, academic institutions and the society at large. The paper argues that libraries by their assigned and inherent functions have a strategic role to play in curbing plagiarism. The roles include awareness creation, teaching of referencing and citation skills, information literacy programmes among others. The paper concludes with further recommendations for dealing with the menace of plagiarism.



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