Dustball (2/6)

Verdict:  Both the free and paid versions detected plagiarism in two out of the six test documents despite the claim that the paid-for version is three times more effective. Service:   www.dustball.com/cs/plagiarism.checker/ What are the subscription options? e.g. free, paid only, paid and free. If paid options, what length of subscription/price structure is offered? Online … Read more

Duplichecker (3/6)

Verdict: Despite its glowing testimonials, Duplichecker only detected plagiarism in three out of the six tests conducted. Service:   www.duplichecker.com/ What are the subscription options? e.g. free, paid only, paid and free. If paid options, what length of subscription/price structure is offered? Free online checker. Maximum word count? (if any) No maximum. Resubmissions allowed? If … Read more

Dupeoff (3/6)

Verdict: During tests, the scanner performed reasonably well, detecting plagiarism in three out of the six sample documents Service:   www.dupeoff.com/ What are the subscription options? e.g. free, paid only, paid and free. If paid options, what length of subscription/price structure is offered? Online checker may be used up to four times for free with … Read more

CheckForPlagiarism.net (3/6)

Verdict:  Checkforplagiarism.net is very good at advertising. It is not, however, very good at detecting plagiarism and should therefore be avoided. Service:   www.checkforplagiarism.net/mnucompare.html What are the subscription options? e.g. free, paid only, paid and free. If paid options, what length of subscription/price structure is offered? Online checker may not be used without a subscription. … Read more

Copyscape (4/6)

Verdict:  During tests, Copyscape’s plagiarism scanner performed well, identifying plagiarism in four out of the six test documents. Service:   www.copyscape.com What are the subscription options? e.g. free, paid only, paid and free. If paid options, what length of subscription/price structure is offered? Online checker may not be used without a subscription. No trial or free … Read more

ArticleChecker.com (0/6)

Verdict: Not only is articlechecker.com totally ineffective, it’s also misleading. Avoid it at all costs! Service:  www.articlechecker.com What are the subscription options? e.g. free, paid only, paid and free. If paid options, what length of subscription/price structure is offered? Free online checker. Maximum word count? (if any) Unlimited/ not specified. Resubmissions allowed? If so, is … Read more

ActiveHistory.co.uk Plagiarizr (1/6)

Verdict: Fares less well than most of the online scanners available. Service:   www.activehistory.co.uk/plagiarizr/ What are the subscription options? e.g. free, paid only, paid and free. If paid options, what length of subscription/price structure is offered? Free online checker. Maximum word count? (if any) Unlimited/ not specified. Resubmissions allowed? If so, is this limited? Unlimited … Read more

Academic Plagiarism (0/6) Review

Verdict: Due to the problems accessing Academic Plagiarism’s scanner and the general lack of support from its staff, this scanner couldn’t be tested and therefore can’t be recommended – jog on! Service:  https://academicplagiarism.com/ What are the subscription options?  e.g. free, paid only, paid and free. If paid options, what length of subscription/price structure is offered? … Read more

Desktop plagiarism checker (1/6)

Verdict:  Plagiarisma.net (www.desktop_plagiarism_checker.en.softonic.com) software download is just as unreliable as its online scanner. Service:   www.desktop_plagiarism_checker.en.softonic.com What are the subscription options? e.g. free, paid only, paid and free. If paid options, what length of subscription/price structure is offered? Free to use on a trial basis. Recurring subscription: $10 a month; One time subscription:  $2 for … Read more

Effective Papers (4/6)

Verdict: The results from tests carried out on the checker were good. It detected plagiarism in four out of the six test documents. < Service:   www.effectivepapers.com/plagiarism-checker-for-students.html What are the subscription options? e.g. free, paid only, paid and free. If paid options, what length of subscription/price structure is offered? Online scanner which may be used … Read more