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Type of site
Plagiarism search
Available inMultilingual
RevenueFrom paid services
Launched2008 (2008)
Current statusActive

PlagiarismSearch is one of the plagiarism detection services. Its main function centers around detecting the similarities and coincidences of the written text with an abundance of Internet sources all over the web, and comparing the checked content with the original material in case of discovering the plagiarized parts. PlagiarismSearch is employed mostly by individual users, such as students, bloggers, and freelance writers. It is also available for content companies, colleges, and universities via API integration.


To begin with, the majority of plagiarism tools employ different text-breaking algorithms.One of the techniques used by PlagiarismSearch and similar checkers is string matching. Moreover, plagiarism software can be used separately as a part of code or system via API. One of the examples is employment of plagiarism detection plugins for LMS at universities and educational institutions. At the moment, PlagiarismSearch supports several integrations via its website and via API. Detailed information about technical specifications and documentation can be easily reviewed at Programmableweb..[1]

PlagiarismSearch integration is available for Moodle LMS while Moodle portal informs that PlagiarismSearch and Unicheck’s plugins are quite similar in their functionality and “easy user interface[2].

Often universities access plagiarism detection via plugin; it is free to download on the official Moodle site. The plugin works the following way: integrated addition to the already existing learning management system, such as Moodle, Canvas and many more. This option is usually employed by universities, colleges and educational institutions.

Moreover, several educational institutions has reviewed the plagiarism checking software and presented their evaluations. The University of Zagreb recommended PlagiarismSearch as the veritable plagiarism detection tool for students to use.[3].University Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin tested the tool and mentioned that "Spanish results are found for a German document."[4] Meaning that plagiarism detection software has some flaws.

Also, University of the Witwatersrand lists anti-plagiarism software[5] as one of the recommended in their LibGuides. TeachersFirst Portal in their reviews of plagiarism detection tools mention that “Although the free portion of this site is limited, it is worth bookmarking and sharing for use by you and your students[6] One of the educational channels, USMP Virtual, has completed the video review of Plagiarismsearch and presented the process of plagiarism detection from within.[7]


The initial version was launched in 2008. Also, over time of its growth, PlagiarismSearch got featured as in the article compilation of useful marketing tools [8], also in the portal of online tools mentioning that “The detailed report is very helpful in pinpointing which parts have been plagiarized.[9]. Also, it is featured in Crunchbase portal of innovative companies [10]

Plagiarism Prevention Day[edit]

As a part of PlagiarismSearch’s educational mission, it organized its plagiarism prevention essay contest in order to raise awareness about such issues as plagiarism and copyright infringement and to educate the wider public about its prevention.

The event was featured on eLearningIndustry [11] and shared by the number of educators. The results of the contest were featured in the blog post [12] where three students' essays were published and awarded.


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  2. ""MoodleNews: 9 Moodle Plugins To Spur A More Quantified Teaching Practice In 2018"". moodlenews.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  3. ""Plagiarism Review"". Srce.Unizg.hr. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ""University Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin. Softwaretest 2010."". Plagiat.htw. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  5. ""Libguides.Plagiarism, Citation and Referencing Styles: Plagiarism Detection"". Libguides.wits.ac.za. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  6. ""TeachersFirst Portal"". Teachersfirst.com. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  7. ""USMP Virtual:PlagiarismSearch Para verificar Plagio"". youtube.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  8. ""Marketing Tools: Plagiarism Tools"". Thinkingoutsidetheblog.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  9. ""Softonic: Solutions, Online Tools"". softonic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  10. ""Company Overview: PlagiarismSearch.com"". crunchbase.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  11. ""eLearningIndustry"". eLearningIndustry.com. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  12. ""Congratulations on Plagiarism Prevention Day"". Plagiarismsearch.com. Retrieved 19 February 2018.

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