Have you been worried about committing the unethical act of plagiarism while writing your academic paper? Well, here’s your way to becoming a responsible researcher!
The pervasive concern of plagiarism can be dealt by making your academic paper unique with the help of online plagiarism checkers. However, with the existence of several tools, selection of the right one can be a tedious job. To ease this process for you, we compared some widely used plagiarism checkers, and found that Enago’s service delivers the best and most dependable results. Read ahead to know why!
The plagiarism checkers mentioned in this article are tested using a 90% plagiarized document.
(in partnership with iThenticate)
Highly recommended. Accurate detection with detailed report and AI grammar check feature.
Starting US $12
Enago’s plagiarism checker is one of a kind tool for quick, comprehensive, and dependable plagiarism checking. It not only provides plagiarism percentage with color-coded system but also enlists sources that have similarities with your document. It is easy to access with one click upload button. The added feature of AI-based grammar check allows you to improve your document by correcting errors typical to academic and formal writing, such as spelling, grammar, and tone. Additionally, Enago’s plagiarism checker has power editing mode like none other. It enhances your document by correcting sentence structure, word choice, subject-specific phrasing, and much more.
Enago’s plagiarism checker detects plagiarized content with list of sources. It reports exact plagiarism percentage. Compared to most other tools, it detected maximum amount of plagiarized content. Additionally, it runs the document for an AI-based grammar check.
Enago’s plagiarism checker has an extensive scholarly database, which ensures thorough plagiarism check as compared to other checkers. Its database includes over 70 billion web pages and 69+ million published articles.
Enago’s plagiarism checker delivers detailed and scrupulously detected plagiarism report. It is easy to read. Detailed color-coded and plagiarism percentage report can be downloaded in PDF format. The AI grammar corrected file can be downloaded in “Track changes” version for easy review.
(now acquired by iThenticate)
No. It is not available for students.
Ephorus is used by some universities. It provides plagiarism percentage with color-coded system with a list of sources.
Ephorus is one of the best plagiarism checkers. It provides plagiarism percentage with color codes and list of sources. It also detects patchwork plagiarism.
Ephorus provides access to many scholarly sources. Its database includes Ephorus database, internet sources, books, and published journal articles.
Ephorus provides detailed plagiarism report. Every source is color-coded similar to the plagiarized content for better readability. Unfortunately, it is not currently available for students.
Yes. However, it does not provide detailed plagiarism report.
(up to 7500 words)
Compilatio Studium plagiarism checker reported low plagiarism percentage for the document in question. It provided accurate sources divided into three categories: “matching similarities,” “assumed similarities”, and “accidental similarities.” However, it did not highlight plagiarized parts of the document, which makes it difficult to cite sources and improve text.
Compilitio detects accurate sources for plagiarized text. It does not report any false positives.
Compilatio Studium has limited access to database. It compares your document only against available Internet sources and its own database.
Although the report provides plagiarism percentage and list of sources, it fails to highlight the plagiarized content. This makes it difficult to improve the document and cite sources where due.
Yes. However, detailed report is only accessible with a monthly membership.
Starting US $17.99/month
PlagScan plagiarism checker reports plagiarism in percentage with list of sources with similar content as your document. It may flag false plagiarism. It is expensive for the service that it offers.
PlagScan’s algorithm does not find patchwork plagiarism. It also flags a few false positives. It lacks identification of content as a whole, and marks each sentence for plagiarism.
PlagScan’s database is considerably smaller than Enago, Scribbr, and Ephorus. It compares your document only against available Internet sources and online books.
The plagiarism report is detailed and easy to read. The plagiarized content is highlighted and a list of matched sources is provided. The categories mentioned as “exact match”, “possibly altered text”, and “marked as quotation” are not tagged correctly in the text.
No. It provides falsely marked plagiarism.
starting US $7.75
Claims free, but provides
report only after payment
Plagramme plagiarism checker reports plagiarism in percentage. It flags false plagiarism. Despite claims of being a free service, plagiarism reports are provided only after you buy credits.
Plagramme’s algorithm works fine for patchwork. It flags a lot of false positives. It lacks in detecting all the similar content even if the sources are accessible.
Plagramme has limited access to scholarly database. It compares your document only against available Internet sources, books, and its own database.
Original formatting of the document is not restored, which makes it difficult to navigate your document and cite sources.
Yes. It provides detailed plagiarism report with percentage but may flag false positives.
3 free trials.
Quetext plagiarism checker reported highest plagiarism percentage amongst the others, after Enago’s plagiarism checker. It sometimes flags false plagiarism. It does not provide color codes to plagiarized content, which makes it difficult to track sources. It also has built-in citing feature.
Its algorithm detects plagiarism even when some words are changed. However, it also flags a lot of false positives.
Quetext’s database is smaller than most plagiarism checkers. It compares your document only against available Internet sources and online books.
It provides detailed plagiarism report with proper tracking for better readability. However, the free trials are not enough for an average paper/thesis.
No. It delivers insufficient plagiarism result.
3 day’s free trials.
Bibme’s biggest shortcoming is that it does not detect plagiarism thoroughly for the document in question. Its database is smaller than most plagiarism checkers available. It does not provide a dependable service for the price it charges. It has built-in features such as spell-check and citation tool, which deliver moderate quality results.
Bibme’s algorithm detects lesser plagiarism as compared to other alternatives available. It provides built-in spell-check and grammar-check features which are not completely dependable either.
Bibme has access to data available only online. It compares your document only against available Internet sources and online books. It does not have access to full-length articles in online journals. It detects plagiarized data only from journal article abstracts.s
It detects plagiarized content in percentage and highlights the same with a list of sources. It is easy to read and use.
No. It does not detect plagiarism thoroughly.
Grammarly detected lesser plagiarism. It does not provide plagiarism percentage with color-coded system matching to the list of sources. It has an added feature of grammar-check and spell-check.
Grammarly’s algorithm not only fails at detecting plagiarized content thoroughly but also lacks in finding patchwork plagiarism.
Grammarly has the largest scholarly database. It compares your document to ProQuest’s database, Internet sources, online books, and journal articles.
Grammarly reports plagiarized content in percentage and underlines the same with a list of sources. The plagiarism report is not downloadable.
No. It detects very less plagiarism.
Starting US $10/month
Duplichecker detected much lesser plagiarism. It provides plagiarism percentage and highlights similar content to the list of sources. It does not provide detailed report.
Duplichecker’ algorithm not only fails at detecting plagiarized content but also lacks in finding patchwork plagiarism. Its results are not dependable.
Duplichecker has limited database access. It compares your document only to Internet sources and online books.
Duplichecker delivers results with plagiarized content in percentage and highlights the same with a list of sources. The plagiarism report is easy to read and is downloadable in PDF and Microsoft Word format.
No. It detects very less plagiarism.
Starting US $9.99/month
Edubirdie delivered very poor quality results with little plagiarism. It provides plagiarism percentage and highlights similar content to the list of sources. However, it does not provide detailed report.
Edubirdie’s plagiarism checker fails at detecting directly plagiarized content.
Edubirdie has smallest database access. It compares your document only to Internet sources.
It delivers results with plagiarized content in percentage and highlights the same with a list of sources. The plagiarism report is not available for download.
We hope this comprehensive and in-depth comparison report helps you in determining which plagiarism checker is best suited for your academic requirements. Boost your academic career as an ethical author with Enago’s plagiarism checker