The plagiarism problem does not end after your dissertation hand-in; students will often associate plagiarism with Turnitin submissions and a percentage of authenticity.

When it comes to publishing articles in the working world, there is no room for error either, as we have seen with Fareed Zakaria’s plagiarism case.

This is why it is handy to have a set of resources to check your work for plagiarism, and this IJNet’s run-down of four free checkers explains how they work and which one is right for you.

The authors wrote: “Detecting duplicate content online has become so easy that spot-the-plagiarist is almost a party game,” quoting IJNet editor Nicole Martinelli. “It's no joke, however, for news organisations who discover they have published copycat content.”

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