Video Resources

"The Dangers of Plagiarism" (3:55)

This video is an educational video about plagiarism in which "Arthur Pemberly" discusses the topic of plagiarism by illustrating the dangers in a comical manner. He addresses plagiarism topics including the definition of plagiarism, why plagiarism is wrong, and proper preventive strategies to take in order to avoid plagiarism.


"Plagiarism Don't Do It" (1:45)

As a parody of Citibank's identity theft videos, "Plagiarism Don't Do It" assumes a more comedic approach to the serious topic of plagiarism. If you are not familiar, Citibank's commercials portray a male identity theft victim who speaks in an overly feminine voice, symbolizing the offender. The juxtaposition of the male victim's body and the female offender's voice creates a humorous overtone. Likewise, "Plagiarism Don't Do It" features a plagiarism victim in this manner.


"Plagiarism: Your writing, Not Someone Else's" (9:16)

This video shows the story of the fictional student "Jimmy" who fails to research effectively due to his lack of knowledge about proper research techniques. He is on track to plagiarize. Luckily, "Hercules B. Wonder" who is "the spokesperson of the Business Writing Center and supporter of the war on plagiarism" is there to help. At the beginning of the video, Jimmy doesn't understand the repercussions of plagiarism, how to research properly, and ultimately how to avoid plagiarism. Nevertheless, by the end of the video, Jimmy has a full understanding of the subject.


Diagnosis: Plagiarism Part 1 (8:48)

Composed of two separate parts, these videos, like the videos above, feature a student, "Ima Tryin," who is caught in unintentional plagiarism. Throughout the progression of the story, Ima attempts to save her paper, learning about plagiarism as she goes.

Diagnosis: Plagiarism Part 2 (7:40)


"A Quick Guide To Plagiarism" (7:32)

Encouraging student awareness, this video is a humorous approach to "types" of plagiarism.


"Avoiding Plagiarism: What Do I Need to Cite?" (1:05)

Addressing proper citation practices, this is a short tutorial focusing on the distinction between using someone else's words and using someone else's ideas.