Text Matcher

Tired of Turnitin? Confused by Copyscape?

Plagium is, yes - another text matcher (otherwise mis-known as a plagiarism checker)! Have a look, though, it's very easy to use and produces its results as big red balls on a timeline: what's not to like about that?

They say: "Plagium is an innovative, fast, and easy-to-use means to check text against possible plagiarism or possible sources of origination. Simply enter text that you would like to analyze into the text box and let Plagium do the rest of the work.You can also check the contents of an entered URL for its sources."

I tried it out and quite liked its ease of use - might be useful if you have a suspicion and might wish to have a chat with a student about the implications of the matched text that you've found.

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  1. hi billplaying around with plagium I pasted in a paragraph from my online freud lecture, which is at -- damn, this comment box won't allow pasting!--and found that an academic, one Jim Garrett at california state college of arts and letters, has cheerfully stolen substantial chunks of it without any attribution at all. It's a funny feeling... I think I'll use it as an example for students in my online notes on plagiarism.Tom

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  2. The law of unintended consequences, as I'm pretty sure that's not what they designed it for - ouch!I'm often annoyed about not being able to paste into comments too - had thought it just me until your comment...

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