For publishers and editors there is almost nothing more embarrassing or enraging than realizing that a submission sent in by a writer was plagiarized – especially if that discovery doesn’t happen until after the publication has already gone to print. When you use PlagiarismDetect, however, you don’t have to worry about embarrassing mistakes like that getting through. The plagiarism detection website utilizes “SMART technology” and a multi-layered scanning technique to catch any and all instances of plagiarism in articles, research papers, student essays, and virtually any other type of written content.
Although PlagiarismDetect does offer a free account for demonstration purposes, users will need to upgrade to an “Accurate account” to scan any articles that are longer than 100 words. Once you’ve logged in, it’s easy to scan articles and look for incidences of plagiarism. Just copy and paste any type of text and click “Analyze this text.” PlagiarismDetect will immediately begin scouring the web for similar phrases and word combinations. PlagiarismDetect will then present these results, along with information about where the text was copied from and a percentage score that shows just how much of the text was plagiarized. The web-app also offers a powerful add-in feature that lets you check articles directly from MS-Word 2007 without having to toggle between handfuls of open windows.
Unlike similar applications, PlagiarismDetect doesn’t have a limit on the number of pages a user can scan in one day. Assuming you’ve signed up for a paid account, PlagiarismDetect will let you check an unlimited number of pages without incurring any extra costs or special fees. For teachers, editors, and students alike, PlagiarismDetect is a powerful tool to have on hand.
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