How Scribbr detects plagiarism better

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Scribbr is an authorized partner of Turnitin, a leader in plagiarism prevention. Its software detects everything from exact word matches to synonym swapping.

Exclusive content databases

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Your submissions are compared to the world’s largest content database, covering 91 billion webpages, 69 million publications, and over 20 languages.

Self-plagiarism checker

Comparison against unpublished works

You can upload your previous assignments, referenced works, or a classmate’s paper or essay to catch (self-)plagiarism that is otherwise difficult to detect.

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Scribbr's plagiarism checker is perfect for you if you:

  • Are a student writing an essay or paper
  • Value the confidentiality of your submissions
  • Prefer an accurate plagiarism report
  • Want to compare your work against publications

This tool is not for you if you:

  • Prefer a free plagiarism check despite a less accurate result
  • Are a copywriter, SEO, or business owner

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University applicants

Ace your admissions essay to your dream college.

Compare your admissions essay to billions of web pages, including other essays.

  • Avoid having your essay flagged or rejected for accidental plagiarism.
  • Make a great first impression on the admissions officer.
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University applicants

Ace your admissions essay to your dream college.

Compare your admissions essay to billions of web pages, including other essays.

  • Avoid having your essay flagged or rejected for accidental plagiarism.
  • Make a great first impression on the admissions officer.
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Students

Submit your assignments with confidence.

Detect plagiarism using software similar to what most universities use.

  • Spot missing citations and improperly quoted or paraphrased content.
  • Avoid grade penalties or academic probation resulting from accidental plagiarism.
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Academics

Take your journal submission to the next level.

Compare your submission to millions of scholarly publications.

  • Protect your reputation as a scholar.
  • Get published by the journal of your choice.

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  • Turnitin-powered plagiarism checker
  • Access to 91B web pages & 60M publications
  • Comparison to private papers to avoid self-plagiarism
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Avoiding accidental plagiarism

You don't need a plagiarism checker, right?

You would never copy-and-paste someone else’s work, you’re great at paraphrasing, and you always keep a tidy list of your sources handy.

But what about accidental plagiarism? It’s more common than you think! Maybe you paraphrased a little too closely, or forgot that last citation or set of quotation marks.

Even if you did it by accident, plagiarism is still a serious offense. You may fail your course, or be placed on academic probation. The risks just aren’t worth it.

Scribbr & academic integrity

Scribbr is committed to protecting academic integrity. Our online plagiarism checker and free Knowledge Base content are designed to help educate and guide students in avoiding unintentional plagiarism.

We make every effort to prevent our software from being used for fraudulent or manipulative purposes.

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Frequently asked questions

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Will Scribbr give the same result as my university’s plagiarism checker?

If your university uses Turnitin, the result will be very similar to what you see at Scribbr.

The only possible difference is that your university may compare your submission to a private database containing previously submitted student papers. Scribbr does not have access to these private databases (and neither do other plagiarism checkers).

Luckily, many papers, theses, and dissertations are also published in public databases that Scribbr does have access to.

Which databases will my document be compared to?

The Scribbr Plagiarism Checker, powered by Turnitin, compares your submissions against the largest and fastest-growing content database in the world:

  • Over 91 billion current and historical web pages.
  • Over 69 million publications from more than 1,700 publishers such as Springer, IEEE, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, and Taylor & Francis.

Scribbr does not have access to Turnitin’s global database with student papers. Only your university can add and compare submissions to this database.

Will my submissions be published in a (public) database?

No, the Scribbr Plagiarism Checker does not publish your submissions in any public database (unlike other plagiarism checkers).

Will my teacher or supervisor see my submissions to Scribbr?

No, your teacher, professor, or admissions officer will not be able to see your submissions at Scribbr because they’re not added to any shared or public databases.