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Avoiding Plagiarism for FCPS Faculty & Students: Plagiarism Checkers

This LibGuide contains information and resources for faculty and students to learn about plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Be Mindful About Your Sources

The best way to avoid plagiarism is to be mindful about your sources during the research and writing process:


But, if you want to double-check that you've done it right once your paper is finished, there are some free plagiarism checkers available.  Keep in mind that some of these sites offer limited free services...you may have to subscribe to use all features.  Here are two examples:

This site reviews several others:  Top 20 Best Free Plagiarism Checker Tools Compared (2020)
 

 

See also: Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism

Please note:  While FCPS does not subscribe to an official plagiarism detection tool at this time, FCPS and the FCPS Libraries do not endorse the free checkers linked above and cannot guarantee that their results will be accepted by your instructor. 

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