10 great tools to ferret out plagiarized text

Beyond just copying and pasting your prose into a Google search, you can employ these helpers to nail thieves of your verbal pearls—and avoid inadvertently lifting others’ work.

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Plagiarism is a scourge in the content industry; it frustrates the life out of communicators.

Here are 10 great tools for checking out suspicious content—and avoiding unintended duplication:

1. Plagiarisma. Plagiarisma offers the following three options for ferreting out lifted copy:

Upload a .txt, .rtf or a .doc file.

Search the whole text of the article.

Paste the URL.

2. Plagium. Using Plagium,you can scan as many as 25,000 characters, using Yahoo, Bing and Google It sends you an email alert whenever your article is copied.

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