Q. How do I find the definition and cases of plagiarism in the library databases?
For definitions of plagiarism, start with the Oxford Reference Online database found under the Databases tab on the UHD Library home page, and search for the word "plagiarism". The results will include definitions from several different kinds of dictionaries.
For specific cases of plagiarism, I would start with newspapers, which may have news stories about specific cases of plagiarism. Start with our News Research Guide at http://library.uhd.edu/news. Start with the database called “ProQuest Newspapers,” but almost any of the databases on this page could be helpful (you might want to avoid the ones that have the word “historical” in the name).
Try these searches:
plagiarism AND students
plagiarism AND professors
plagiarism AND scholarship
plagiarism AND writers
plagiarism AND politicians
Any of these searches should pull up a few stories about real-life examples of plagiarism.