Plagiarism is a misconduct that has plagued the writing industry since time immemorial. It has resulted in people not getting credited for their work because someone else stole it.
In the old days when technology was non-existent, detecting plagiarism was close to impossible.
Today though, there exist many tools that can detect plagiarism in a written work. This means that it has become quite difficult to commit plagiarism and get away with it. These tools are known as plagiarism checkers or plagiarism detectors.
Plagiarism is not tolerated anywhere in the world. Even self-plagiarism is not allowed. Plagiarism is basically two crimes bundled into one. A plagiarist is firstly committing theft by using someone’s work or ideas without their permission, and then fraud by claiming it to be his/her own.
Search engines punish domains with plagiarized content. In academic and journalistic circles, a plagiarist loses their reputation and career. That’s why it is important for writers to not resort to plagiarism.
However, avoiding plagiarism is not very easy. Even honest writers who have no intention of committing plagiarism can accidentally get it in their work. This is why it is necessary for every writer to check their content with a plagiarism checker once they are done with it. In this post, we are going to be looking at five plagiarism checkers that can be used for this purpose.
Top 5 Plagiarism Checkers used to find copy data
The plagiarism checker by Prepostseo.com is one of the best tools available for detecting plagiarism.
This plagiarism checker can check across billions of sources on the internet and find any matches that the entered content has with any of them. This tool also shows the URLs of the sources from which the content has been plagiarized.
All the parts in the content that are duplicated are underlined in red. Clicking on the line automatically opens a small window which lists the source URL and passage that has been plagiarized.
The exact percentage of plagiarism and uniqueness in the entered content are shown neatly in a circular color-coded chart. All in all, this tool is very accurate, and you can count on it to find duplication in your work.
To use this tool, you just need to visit the webpage and paste/type your content in the input box. You can also upload a file from your device’s local storage or import one from the cloud (Files are imported from Clouds, not uploaded. Uploading means to fetch files from a level below the internet whereas clouds are on the same level). When importing your content, keep in mind that only 1,000 words can be checked if you are a free user.
Once content uploading is done, complete the captcha and press the “Check Plagiarism” button. After this step, the tool will search the internet and compare your content with various sources.
This tool is completely free to use, and you do not require registration either. To upgrade the 1,000-word limit, you need to pay either a monthly or a yearly fee.
Plagiarisma is a great online plagiarism checking tool. This tool can check your content against many sources on the internet. You can choose which search engine the tool uses for conducting the comparison.
The options are for Bing and Google. To use Google, you need to register first, but Bing can be used even without it. The tool provides you with simple text that tells you how much percentage of the content is unique. A box below that lists all the URLs of plagiarized sources.
This tool is available for download on Windows and Android as well. To use the online version, you can either type/paste your content in the input text box, use a URL or directly upload files for checking.
Once the input has been given, click the “Check Duplicate Content” button to start the checking process. If you are a registered user than you can go ahead and even remove the plagiarism using this tool.
This tool is available for free and does not require registration for plagiarism checking. However, to use any other feature, you will need to register first.
The plagiarism checker by Editpad.org is another efficient and accurate which can be used to detect plagiarism in content.
Just like any other tool worth its mettle, this tool also checks the content against a ton of online sources to find duplication. This tool also shows the percentage of plagiarized and unique content in the text as a bar of red and green colors.
The red color means it is plagiarized, while the green one means it is unique.
Unlike most tools, it creates a table in which each row occupies a sentence of the original text. The box on the left side of these tables is either red or green with the text saying either ‘plagiarized’ or ‘unique’.
Another button on the right side which says ‘Compare’ shows the URL from which that sentence has been copied. Clicking on it first shows the URL and if you click on it, you get redirected to that website.
This tool is also quite accurate. It is free to use, does not require an account and has a word limit of 1,000 words. However, there is no option to upgrade to a premium account, so if you wish to upgrade, that is not possible. So, you have to use this tool as is.
The plagiarism checker by Turnitin.com is an exceptional tool. It is free to use, has a nice user interface, and is accurate as well.
This tool looks very pleasing to the eye. Just like any other plagiarism checker, this one also checks your content against millions of online sources.
The results are shown in colorful manner. You get a pink box with graphics in it that show you who much content is plagiarized and how much is unique. Just below it is a blue box which contains a list of the sources.
On the right side of these boxes is a text box which has your content in it. It is highlighted blue on the parts which are plagiarized, while non-plagiarized parts remain unchanged.
Plagium.com is the least remarkable tool on this list. But,it is still an effective plagiarism detector.
This tool is quite accurate. To use it, you just need to paste/type your content in the text box and click on the “Quick Search” button. The tool will take a few seconds to process and then it will show you a list of websites from which the content has been copied.
There is an option for “Deep Search” as well, but that is only available to the registered users. Although there is an option for registering, there is no compulsion to do it. You can use this tool without signing up. Plagium.com is also free to use, which makes it all the better.
There are a couple of missing features in Plagium that other tools provide. The most notable one is the lack of a graphic or striking text that tells you the percentage of plagiarism found in your content.
Not being able to see if your content has less than 5% plagiarism is kind of a bummer. The other missing feature is that you are unable to find out exactly which part of the content is plagiarized. There are no highlights or underlines to make them stand out. The final drawback is that it only allows you to check 1,000 characters.
Plagiarism is not tolerated and can result in destroyed career, reputation, and is bad for SEO.
Plagiarism can be detected using tools and the duplicated content can be edited to remove plagiarism. We discussed five tools that can be used for detecting plagiarism.
All the tools were free to use and didn’t require registration. Some of them had upgraded functionality available if you chose to pay or register.