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Preventing Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty Tutorial

A guide to define and identify plagiarism and its consequences and teach the concept of academic integrity.

Using Plagiarism Checkers Responsibly

Paper checker applications are available online that advertise the ability to provide spell checking, plagiarism checking, as well as sentence-by-sentence grammar advice. Using the plagiarism checking feature of these applications can prove useful to check your writing for any instances that may suggest plagiarism, even if it is just poor paraphrasing.


Material provided is only intended as a guide.

Plagiarism Checkers are convenient to use but may not catch all instances of plagiarism.

IMPORTANT: The Library has made every effort to provide appropriate and accurate information to serve the research and writing needs of the Midlands Technical College community. The Library is not liable for inaccurate or incomplete information delivered by the resource links listed on this page.

Free Online Plagiarism Checkers

Never rely solely on a plagiarism checker to prevent plagiarism!

Use plagiarism checking applications as a last line of defense against accidental plagiarism. Even the most honest students make mistakes.


Grammarly Plagiarism Checker

Grammarly’s plagiarism checker can detect plagiarism from billions of web pages as well as from ProQuest’s academic databases. Their free plagiarism check will tell you whether or not your text contains duplicate content. Their paid plagiarism check highlights passages that require citations and gives you the resources you need to properly credit your sources. This plagiarism checker may not be as accurate at detecting patchwork plagiarism.


PaperRater is a FREE resource that utilizes Artificial Intelligence to detect plagiarism.

At no cost, PaperRater allows you to:

  • Check papers up to 5 pages long
  • 10 plagiarism checks per month


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