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Plagiarism Detection Tool

Plagiarism - how to avoid it, and how to detect it - is currently a hot topic in many academic circles. For beginning researchers, it can be difficult to decide what is plagiarism and what isn't. The University of Minnesota Libraries provide a brief tutorial to help students and researchers learn how to avoid plagiarism.

But what about the detection of obviously intentional plagiarism? With the advent of Internet research, it's become all too easy to find and "borrow" information already written on almost any topic. The U of M Twin Cities campus is providing access to Turnitin, a web-based plagiarism detection tool. Instructors can submit an essay to the website, which then checks for plagiarism. Information is available here.

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