The structure of plagiarism search engines is rather complex and their algorithms are even more. Well, you do not need to go deep into all these technical details of how different plagiarism search engines work. Thus, let us present all this mechanism using a very simple pattern. A plagiarism-detector scans your web content or a text you type into the corresponding field and compares it against all web content available on the Internet (including those stored in archives).
What is the process of searching for plagiarism?
There are several options.
- The simplest way is to use special online plagiarism search engines. You do not have to do much – just copy/paste your text and press the button “scan” (it depends on the plagiarism search engine you choose). You will get a report sent to your e-mail. Online plagiarism search can be either free or charged.
The bad thing about online plagiarism search is that sometimes plagiarism search engines “detect” very common phrases like “Let us consider…” or “It depends…” Thus, you need to analyze the report got/sent very carefully.
- Another way of searching for plagiarism is manual. This way is very complex and time-consuming – you will have to type into a search engine phrases/sentences from your text manually.
- If you have a blog and want it to be checked on a regular basis, you can subscribe to online plagiarism search services.
Thus, you can be sure that the content of your blog/site will be checked for plagiarism on a regular basis.