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Detection Tools and Methods
The Virtual Academic Integrity Laboratory and Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland's University College provides information about some of the major software packages as well as search engine techniques. It also discusses potential infringement of students’ intellectual property rights by some tools.

Plagiarism Detection Services
The University of Michigan’s Shapiro Undergraduate Library's list compares various online services and downloadable software packages.

Plagiarism Detection Systems
This edition of the ACRL Instruction Section's Emerging Technologies "Tips and Trends" explores plagiarism detection. Michael Pasqualoni identifies "key players" and offers teaching tips.

Evaluation of Detection Services and Methods
More websites and print resources that analyze specific plagiarism detection methods and products. From University of Maryland University College.


DISCLAIMER: This list is not comprehensive and does not in any way constitute endorsement or approval, but is intended to provide a starting point for research.

EduTie.com | Eve2 | Glatt | JPlag | MOSS | Plagiarism.org Plagiserv | Turnitin.com | Wordchecksystems

"EduTie is an Internet plagiarism service founded in August 2000 that provides access to about 250,000 papers online. EduTie uses PlagiServ technology to analyze loaded papers for evidence of plagiarism. This is a fee-based service that provides free trials; its users include administrators, instructors, and students and it serves colleges and universities and K–12 school districts."

"Eve2 is an Internet plagiarism detection resource for teachers that can be used in any school to detect and prevent plagiarism on the Internet. Eve 2 is moderately priced and appears to be cost-effective. It is said to be 80 to 90 percent effective in finding plagiarized materials. This is a one-time, fee-based service with free updates. Teachers can try it free for 15 days."

"This site provides three different software programs to teach students about plagiarism, screen programs to detect plagiarism for faculty, and a self-detection program to detect plagiarism. This is a fee-based service."

"This software was developed by Guido Malpohl to detect academic dishonesty. The software not only compares the text of documents, but examines program language syntax and program structure to detect stolen software parts. It is free for use by instructors, but they are required to set up an account."

MOSS (Measure of Software Similarity)
"This is software for determining similarities among computer programs such as Java, C, C++, Paschal, Ada, Lisp, or Scheme programs. Moss was invented in 1994, and is used to detect plagiarism in computer programming classes. Moss is free for instructors and staff of programming language courses."

"An online resource for detecting plagiarism designed for educators and created by the students and alumni at the University of California-Berkeley. Papers submitted to plagiarism.org are checked using turnitin.com, dubbed the “world’s leading plagiarism prevention system.” Plagiarism.org and turnitin.com are recommended for both high school and academic libraries, and are used in over 50 countries."

"This free service claims to be the largest, comprehensive local database of approximately 70,000 papers. PlagiServ allows educators to load students’ papers in their database and it checks phrase by phrase for signs of plagiarism. The site also has a discussion board where people can discuss plagiarism related issues."

"Affiliated with plagiarism.org, turnitin.com considers itself to be “the world’s most widely recognized and trusted resource for helping prevent Internet plagiarism.” Turnitin.com boasts of “deterring plagiarism for nearly 5 million educators and students worldwide.” It is a fee-based service, but provides free trials."

"This keyword document checking software is used by educators to profile the documents of students. It identifies keyword use in documents and alerts the person searching when there are keyword matches. WordCheck comes in “Profiler Pro” and “Profiler Basic” formats. An institution can also get a site license for the software. It is a fee-based resource."

*All annotations were taken from Patience Simmonds' Plagiarism and cyber-plagiarism: A guide to selected resources on the Web. She is a reference and instruction librarian at the John M. Lilley Library at Pennsylvania State University.