Today as I was having a little chat with one of my colleagues in the university she told me about a plagiarism case she recently detected in one of her students writing assignments and she asked me for some web tools that facilitate the detection of plagiarism . I just sent her the ebook I created last year and in which I featured several plagiarism tools but I also thought it would be better to update the list and share it with all of you here.
I know there are several of you out there having the same problem with their students. Plagiarism is one of the worst things technology brought about or let's say plagiarism was already there even before the coming of technology but this latter exacerbated plagiarism and made it way worse. Check out the tools below
Plagtracker will instantly start scanning all internet pages and more than 20 million academic works for any plagiarised copy. After the scan is over ( it normally takes a minute or two ) you will then be provided with a detailed report containing information about sections of the scan that needs to be cited and list of sources.
This one here offers besides a grammar checker and spelling checker a very good plagiarism checker. This plagiarism checker not only identifies plagiarism, but also offers corrections for it. The plagiarism check automatically generates references in three formats, quickly and easily, making it a helpful tool for writers who work with or discuss other works.
This is another tool for detecting plagiarised work. This is how to use it :
1. Type few phrases or add your article in the box given above for checking on this free plagiarism tool.
2. After choosing quote or without quote and search engine, hit the search button of this plagiarism detection software.
3. New search page of this plagiarism detection software will show result after breaking each sentence automatically against the websites pages already indexed.
4. You can always press back button of this plagiarism checker to search next article.
Turnitin's Originality Check helps instructors check students' work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against the world's most accurate text comparison database. It preserves the
original format of the paper allowing instructors to view the student's original text, formatting, imagery and layout. It also shows how much of the student's paper matches content from our databases so instructors can quickly understand how much of the paper is unoriginal.
As its name suggests, this tool here checks for plagiarised articles. It is very simple to use and does not require any software download or installation. It is all web based, just paste your text in the box provided
and hit compare.
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Viper is fast becoming the plagiarism checker of choice,.with over 10 billion resources scanned and an easy interface which highlights potential areas of plagiarism in your work. Best of all, it's free! Just keep in mind that it requires a download.
Dustbull Plagiarism Checker
This is very easy to use. It does not require any download or installation. Just paste in the text in the box provided for you and there you go.
Copyscape is dedicated to protecting your valuable content online. It provides the world's most powerful and most popular online plagiarism detection solutions
PaperRater.com is a free resource, developed and maintained by linguistics professionals and graduate students. PaperRater.com is used by schools and universities in over 46 countries to help students improve their writing. It has a great tool to check for plagiarism.
This is called Docs Detective which is mainly a plagiarism checker for Google Docs.
This is a free to use service that allows users to track their plagiarised work and documents.