The emergence of the Internet has considerably increased incidents of copying academic work among students. However, the Internet also provides different tools that trawl the web to find plagiarised texts. Here are some of the most useful plagiarism detection tools, all of which are free:
- Copyscape: http://www.copyscape.com/. Its purpose is to control plagiarism among online content written in any language. You just have to enter the URL of the page and Copyscape will then analyse the entire web to check if the content has been copied without respecting intellectual property rights.
- Dupli Checker: http://www.duplichecker.com/. This tool locates texts that can be found on websites, with the possibility of limiting the search to a specific search engine.
- The Plagiarism Checker: http://www.plagiarismchecker.com/. This programme detects the web addresses where a text previously entered by the user appears. It enables Google warnings to be generated.
- Viper: http://www.scanmyessay.com/free-plagiarism-detection.php. This tool provides a detailed report with different data such as the percentage of a work found in other sources and citations.
- WCopyfind: http://plagiarism.bloomfieldmedia.com/wordpress/software/wcopyfind/. Once the documents that need to be compared have been specified, a report is generated in HTML format with the identical sentences underlined.
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