Despite the practices that many students receive in school, plagiarism is on the rise. Whether this is attributed to oversights of the education system not properly informing students of what constitutes proper citation or ignorance on the part of the students is unclear.
With the resources being so readily available across the web, students have turned to Wikipedia, Yahoo! Answers, Answers com, Slideshare and Scribed to accomplish the majority of their plagiarism. Not only is plagiarism an infringement of other people's work, but students are also incredibly naive to think they won't be caught stealing from these user-generated web sites entirely available to anyone who types in a phrase.
Easybib, a research site encouraging digital literacy with a new campaign, is looking to lessen the disconnect between students and library programs to create students with increased knowledge of the resources available to them.