The perils of plagiarism do not end after your dissertation hand-in.

In the big, wide world of journalism, editors and publishers still need to be on the lookout for copycat content. Not doing so can land you in all sorts of legal hot water.

Writing on IJNet, Taylor Mulcahey arms you with seven free tools that can pinpoint plagiarism.

Making the list is well-known proofreading tool Grammarly, which can also skim over text and flag up questionable content — ideal before hitting 'publish'.

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