Free plagiarism checkers
We've reviewed 11 free plagiarism checkers for everything from accuracy to ease of use, and here's the verdict. Below you'll see a quick summary of what we found – click the link to see our full review for the checker.
- www.searchenginereports.net/articlecheck.aspx - Despite its simple, unfussy design and the offer of producing "fast and free' reports, the website simply doesn't work.
- www.plagiarism-checker.com - Copying and pasting text into the scanner is the same as copying and pasting text directly into a search engine.
- www.articlechecker.com - Not only is articlechecker.com totally ineffective, it's also misleading. Avoid it at all costs!
- www.smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/ - Flagged plagiarism in four of the six test documents. Performed best when scanning large passages of plagiarised text which had been unchanged.
- www.duplichecker.com/ - Despite its glowing testimonials, Duplichecker only detected plagiarism in three out of the six tests conducted.
- www.paperrater.com/ - Despite the user-friendly feel of the website, it perhaps tries to do too much and, in doing so, doesn't succeed in doing anything with complete accuracy.
- www.plagiarism-detect.com/ - Although scoring around average amongst its contemporaries, the warning from its homepage, the unreliability of its document upload facility and the basicness of its overall design means it's a website many will want to avoid.
- www.activehistory.co.uk/plagiarizr/ - Fares less well than most of the online scanners available.
- www.tuition.com.hk/plagiarism-checker.htm - The scanner was used to test six sample documents and it detected plagiarism in three instances.
- www.plagiarismcheck.org/ - While Plagiarismcheck.org recognises the largest number of document types, it's all theoretical because the scanner didn't work.
- www.plagiarism-detector.com/ - During tests, the scanner detected plagiarism in only two out of the six sample documents.