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Plagiarism detection and prevention  
Plagiarism detection and prevention

There are a number of methods for determining if plagiarism has occurred. These include:

  • Searching for the occurrence of specific sentences or unusual phrases contained within a suspect assignment using Internet search engines
  • Searching Library full text databases for text taken directly from a journal article
  • Searching research papers available for purchase via "paper mills"
  • Checking students work using plagiarism detection software, such as Turnitin. Turnitin allows students to review their work and provides lecturers with a tool for checking the integrity of work submitted.

Students may be asked to answer questions concerning the integrity of the work they submit and to provide evidence of their research. Effective note taking can assist you to provide this evidence and will be covered later in this module.

Writing and Plagiarism
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