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1 Will the information I submit on the site for plagiarism detection be stored in your database?

PlagiarismSearch.com is not associated with any other businesses, and any document you save will not be disclosed to any third party. By default, all reports can be found in your account in the "Reports" folder. However, you can delete them at any time.

2 How can you compare your services with other plagiarism checking services?

Although the free plagiarism detection solution can be a bit inaccurate at times, it is still highly useful for many people. However, the advanced plagiarism detection service is far more superior to other detection systems due to its sophisticated multi-layer technology and SMART scanning features.

3 Will my professors ever find out that I have used your plagiarism detection services?

Well, unless you tell your professor directly, there is no way for him/her to find out that you have used our plagiarism checking service. At PlagiarismSearch.com, your privacy and confidentiality are highly important; your personal information won’t be disclosed to anyone.

4 If I get a 15% plagiarism score on my submitted text, is that considered good or bad?

Please carefully investigate a PlagiarismSearch report. Up to 10% of direct quotes are allowed by modern educational establishments, but it depends on the college/university you study in. However, all direct quotes should be properly formatted (taken in quotation marks). Therefore, please carefully check if you properly cited all sentences or left some poorly paraphrased parts that should be rewritten.

5 How can I be sure that you are not going to use the texts I have submitted for checking?

Our rules and policies are very strict regarding your rights. You can go through them carefully, so that every aspect will be clear to you.

6 How many words can be checked per one submission?

If your text consists of more than 5000 words, you need 2 or more submissions.

text length (amount of words) quantity of submissions
up to 5000 1
5001-10000 2
10001-15000 3
15001-20000 4
20001-25000 5
25001-30000 6
30001-35000 7
35001-40000 8
40001-45000 9
45001-50000 10

Unlimited submission package allows you check as many documents as you need throughout the whole month or year.

7 Will my paper be saved at any databases by PlagiarismSearch?

No. Your paper will not be added to any databases by PlagiarismSearch.

8 Does PlagiarismSearch.com scan every written or printed text submitted?

Although PlagiarismSearch.com checks through a considerable number of written materials, it is impossible to check each and every document that has been written, printed, or published. Some books which have not been converted to digital format cannot be included in the in digital database of PlagiarismSearch.

9 Will my instructors be able to have access to my Originality Report?

No. Since you have your own personal account and it is not available to anyone, your instructors will not be able to view or scan your originality report. However, the report can easily be printed, so that you can show it to your instructors.

10 Are the services from PlagiarismSearch.com for students only?

No, the services provided by PlagiarismSearch.com are not only for students, but also educational and non-educational organizations.

11 What are the procedures in submitting a paper?

You can scan up to 600 words for free on a daily basis. However, to get access to the unlimited number of scans, you should choose a suitable package from the pricing list. Click on “Buy now” to purchase access. After that, you can scan your documents by clicking “Plagiarism Check” in the top header.

12 How long does it take for the results to be displayed?

The analysis performed by PlagiarismSearch.com involves comparison of your text to billions of web pages. If your text is rather short (several hundred words), the check may take approximately 1 minute. Long papers require a bigger timeframe for scanning (5-10 minutes).

13 How do I know that my results are already available?

If you have already submitted a paper, you will see a status “processing” until final results are displayed on the screen. You will see a total plagiarism percentage afterwards. You can view sources with similar text, download report, view it in a PDF extension, etc.

14 How do I view the results?

The results will become automatically available after comparing the text with billions of web pages.

15 What if I need to submit another paper?

If you have already reached your daily free limit, you will need to buy paper credits to scan more papers. Please check our “Prices” for more details. If you are interested in any service package, click “Buy Now” button and you will be redirected to the payment page.

16 Is PlagiarismSearch really able to identify plagiarism?

PlagiarismSearch.com provides an accurate plagiarism analysis of the scanned text. Your paper will be compared to billions of web pages and sources from various databases. The plagiarized parts will be marked with different colors. Please check these sentences to see if they contain a reference to the source, if you want to eliminate possible plagiarism charges from your educator.

17 What file formats are accepted?

You can upload your text in all major file extensions (.doc, .docx., pdf., etc.). If you encounter any difficulty, please copy-paste the text into the window.

18 What plagiarism mean precisely?

For many people, plagiarism simply involves the copying of another person’s written work or someone else’s ideas. However, this is not always the correct definition of plagiarism. The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines plagiarism as:

  1. Stealing and taking the ideas and words of another as your own
  2. Using another’s produced written material without proper citation
  3. Committing literary theft
  4. Deriving an existing idea from one source and presenting it as something new

Plagiarism is therefore an act of fraud. It involves stealing another’s original material and claiming it as you own.

19 Is it actually possible to steal words or ideas?

If you consult with the US law, the answer is yes. In many countries, and not just in the United States, expressing original concepts and ideas already constitutes intellectual property. It is thus protected by copyright laws, in the same way as original creations and inventions.

All forms of expression may be protected under copyright, as long as these materials are recorded accordingly, whether in books or computer files.

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