Plagiarism Checking Services

Plagiarism Checking Services

WFU no longer subscribes to the Turnitin service.

The Instructional Technology Group does not endorse any of these products.  The services listed here are for informational purposes only.

Paper Rater

The makers of Paper Rater explain that their tool has been developed and maintained by linguistics professionals and graduate students. This start-up is currently free and as their product is improved they plan to offer additional premium services in the future.

Academic Plagiarism offers free and premium accounts. Options include an exact sentence match and a dynamic match, which analyses phrases.


Free plagiarism detection tool from Content Arcade, a search optimization company offering many other web and search tools. makes it simple for educators to check for copied work by pasting phrases from a student’s paper into a search box. The system can search through either Google or Yahoo. Users can also use the “Author” option to check if others have plagiarized their work online.

Plagiarism Detect

Plagiarism Detect scans text at a rate of $0.50 per page. The system takes about 5-7 minutes per page, which makes for thorough examination. According to the website, Plagiarism Detect has recently updated its system with a new advanced algorithm, combining multi-layered technology and SMART scanning (which supposedly scans papers like humans).

University of Maryland Dustball Plagiarism Checker

Brian Klug created this plagiarism checker in 2002 as a student at the University of Maryland at College Park. The easy-to-use system allows users to paste entire papers into a search box. A premium version, for a subscription fee of $8, claims to increase the accuracy of the scan, and allows users to upload Microsoft Word documents.

Plagiarisma has a search box as well as a software download available for Windows. Users can also search for entire URLs and files in HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, ODT and PDF formats. (formerly Duplichecker)

This minimalistic checker lets users search for text and upload TXT files.

EVE2: Essay Verification Engine

The EVE plagiarism detection system is one of the older services on this list, having performed almost 150 million scans since its creation in 2000. It runs users $29.99 for unlimited use and includes a 10-day money-back guarantee.


Like TurnItIn, iThenticate is a service offered by, but is geared more toward professional writing and scholarly research. Publishers like Oxford University Press use iThenticate for its Cross Check software, which includes a database of more than 31 million articles and 67,664 books and journals.

However, we do recommend that you NOT USE:

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