Scribbr uses the same Ephorus plagiarism software as hundreds of universities around the globe. Your document will be compared to billions of sources from the internet and scientific journal databases. The check will highlight similarities and help you understand plagiarism.
Start by uploading your document. Within 10 minutes, the Scribbr Plagiarism Check will send you an Originality Score that reflects the number of similarities found plus an indication of unoriginal content. You can then use these results to make sure you are treating your sources appropriately and using the correct referencing style as you rewrite your document.
We understand this concern. However, since the Scribbr Plagiarism Check does not store any documents that it checks in the shared Ephorus database, it’s impossible for this to happen (even if your schools also uses Ephorus software).
As an added precaution, you can also personally delete your details and documents from Scribbr’s own server as soon as you’ve received the results of your Plagiarism Check.
The results of the Scribbr Plagiarism Check will be 99% the same as the Ephorus check used at your school. The Scribbr Plagiarism Check is optimized for students, which means that you will receive a detailed report with extra information to fix and prevent plagiarism.
Schools often have their own database of (prior) theses. Scribbr has no access to those databases. When you copy data from another thesis that is not publicly accessible, the Scribbr Plagiarism Check will neither be able to detect plagiarism nor identify the source of this data.
However, most theses are actually publicly accessible since many universities and schools have public databases. This means that the Scribbr Plagiarism Check is able to find these theses.
The Scribbr Plagiarism Check takes about 10 minutes to finish. For documents larger than 35.000 words it can take a bit longer. As soon as the check has finished we will send you an e-mail.
Almost all European languages are supported by the Scribbr Plagiarism Check. You can find a complete list of the supported languages below:
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The Scribbr Plagiarism Check uses the software of Ephorus. This means that your text will be compared against:
The results of the Scribbr Plagiarism Check are for 99% the same as the Ephorus check used at your school.
The Oxford English Dictionary (2014) defines plagiarism as “The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own”. This applies to more than just using long quotations from a source; sometimes utilizing even a few key words may be considered plagiarism.
Check out: What is plagiarism?
You can use other people’s ideas or content by quoting or paraphrasing the material. If you fail to do this correctly, you are committing plagiarism. Quoting involves copying text from a source verbatim and placing it within quotation marks; paraphrasing entails using your own words to describe a source text. An in-text citation is needed in either case.
Check out: Quoting and paraphrasing
Using numerous sources is normal when writing a thesis. However, you then have a responsibility to cite them correctly to avoid plagiarism. This can be complicated and mistakes can easily be made. Our goal is to provide you with tools that will prevent you from plagiarizing and give you peace of mind that your thesis cites all sources appropriately.