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There are an ever-increasing number of resources available to foster academic integrity
and detect plagiarized student work. This guide provides an overview of some detection
services, software, and tools currently available and provides information to assist in
evaluating plagiarism detection options that best meet your needs.
For the purposes of this guide, a "detection tool" is defined as software or a web
service made available to educators and students to assist in identifying writing that is
suspected to have been written by someone other than the student submitting the work for
assessment. Some of these tools simply search for suspect text within a controlled
database of collected student papers in a local environment, while other tools search
content available on the World Wide Web, such as HTML, newsgroups, paper mills, and the
- Factors to Consider Before You Begin
Student Copyright and Detection Services
The Detection Process
Choosing a Detection Tool
- Online or Remotely Located Search Tools and Services
Stand-alone Desktop Software
Web Search Engines and Other Web Resources
- Detection Workshops and Training
Resources for UMUC Faculty
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