Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Summer 5-25-2023

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This study investigated the strategies for curbing plagiarism by librarians in universities in the age of Information and Communication Technology in Nigeria. . The population comprised librarians in Universities in Nigeria. However, a total number of 15 Universities took part in the study and a random sampling technique was used to select 89 respondents. A self-constructed online questionnaire was designed and distributed to collect the data from the respondents. Nevertheless, 75 online questionnaires were valid and used for analysis. The data was analysed using frequency of the simple percentages and mean scores. The result shows that librarians were aware of strategies for curbing plagiarism. They employ strategies such as; proper referencing of all cited works, Use free online plagiarism software checker and Paraphrase works with software. They encounter challenges such as; Unavailability of authors’ detailed information, Lack of information sources retrieval skills and incomplete bibliographic details of sources of information. It was therefore, recommended among others that Librarian should work with IT personnel to invent new and cost effective software that will effectively carry out checks on plagiarism, that Librarians should conduct training and retraining on information search and retrieval skills.