Sigh. Plagiarism worries and detection waste your valuable time, don't they? There are many great sources on the web dealing to assist you teach students about plagiarism and to help you plan projects that are nearly plagiarism-proof! I'll continue to add to this list :


Plagiarism Checkers

If you suspect a student of plagiarizing, you might wish to use the Internet to check. One simple way is to type a passage from the paper in question into the Google search box. Be sure to enclose the passage in quotation marks.

Several free plagiarism checkers are available on the Internet. One that you might wish to try is


Gilmore, Barry. Plagiarism: Why It Happens. How to Prevent It. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2008.
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