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Writing Assistance

UWC has handouts on instructional materials to assist in all aspects of writing and links to additional helpful resources.

Evaluate Sources - provides information on how to appraise sources such as books or articles, before using a source for a research paper. It's important to critically analyze these sources for usefulness, authenticity, accuracy, etc.

A Brief Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism  

UT-Austin Academic Integrity  

Preventing Plagiarism, UT School of Undergraduate Studies, Center for the Skills & Experience Flags

Statement on Plagiarism Detection Software - The Faculty Writing Committee has produced the following statement on the use of plagiarism detection software. This statement is endorsed by Patricia Roberts-Miller, Director of the University Writing Center and Jeffrey Walker, Chair of the Department of Rhetoric and Writing.

Digital Copyright Slider -

American Library Association (ALA), a tool to help determine the copyright status of a work that is first published in the U.S. Most of us know that any work published before 1923 is in the public domain, but the copyright status for copyrighted works after 1923 can be difficult to determine. There are many works in the public domain that have been published after 1923 because registration was not renewed and/or the copyright symbol – © – does not appear on the work. If a work is in the public domain, you are free to use that work in any way that you choose – digitize it, re-publish it, post it on the web etc. with appropriate attribution. For those works that are still protected by copyright, don’t forget to consider fair use to determine if the work can be used in other more limited ways.

Relevant Books - thorough list.

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