Check any text for originality and/or plagiarism with Plagiarisma


The Internet is full with people who copy other people’s content to complete assignments, articles, and whatnot, whether it’s students, would-be writers or webmasters. If you are a content creator or teacher and you want to check whether the article you received or parts of it are copied, give Plagiarisma a try.

What is Plagiarisma?

Plagiarisma is handy online utility that allow users to check for plagiarism on web pages, documents, etc. If you want, you can even check specific text for plagiarism by pasting it in the field provided.

It also offers users a downloadable Windows app to check for plagiarism from the desktop, but for myself I prefer the online version as it can do the job without installing anything.

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To check any paragraph for plagiarism, go to Plagiarisma page and paste the paragraph in the field provided, and click on Check for Duplicate content button.

After analyzing the text, it will show you if the text is published elsewhere or not. If the text is found anywhere on the internet it will show you those domains in the results. It will also display the word count, the number of unique sentences and originality percentage.

Plagiarisma Result

You can also check for web pages and documents saved on your computer in the same way, Currently, the service supports HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, ODT and PDF files.

Aside for checking for plagiarism on Google, Plagiarisma will let you check a number of other services such as Google scholar/Google books, Babylon, and Yahoo. Tthe Plagiarisma website offers a slew of other tools as well; ‘Synonymizer’, for example, will rewrite sentences, replacing words with synonyms to generate unique text, while the ‘Spell Checker’ as the name implies allow users to check for spelling and grammatical errors.

You can use Plagiarisma without registering, but if you ask me I think it is a good idea to register as it allows users to check for multiple texts and documents for plagiarism (there is a one document limit if you are not registered). Apart from that, it also offers users extra features such as a ‘Similarity Checker’ which compares multiple texts for similarities.

PLagiarisma Dashboard

The verdict

If you are are a teacher, blogger, editor, etc. and are looking for a free tool that can quickly check for the originality of a text (beyond just searching Google), you should give Plagiarisma a try. Best of all, you do not have to install any tool on your system.

Check out Plagiarisma.

  • So basically you put in the text and it then just does a Google search? I’ll guarantee that is all it is doing. Save yourself the hassle of installing a program and just put the text in to Google surrounded by ” ” and you get the same result. Also You don’t have to register with Google.

  • Avi

    @Hammad, Nice find and if you follow eid, then happy eid same to @Samer. Don’t mind I don’t know much about customs and religion.
    @Carbonize: you can’t just search the whole content on google search only a part maybe some characters long string, whereas with plagiarism you can check the whole content for uniqueness.

    • Hammad

      Happy Eid to you as well Avi.

      @Carbonize well as Avi said, searching whole document on Google can be a time consuming task. ANyways, everyoe has there own preferences.

      • No need to search a whole document though. You can always find a line or two that are worded in such a way that finding them on a page that has not copied you is near impossible.

  • @Avi – It clearly states on their website that all they are doing is querying the chosen search engine for the supplied text. From a further comment it looks like they just split your submitted text in to sentences and search for each sentence then probably use a weighting system.

    I have used Google many times for both seeing who has copied my work as well as checking forum posts for originality.

  • Sorry I tell a lie they only use Google if you are a registered user otherwise it’s Bing or Babylon(?)

  • Samer Kurdi

    @ Carbonize: I appreciate that you always seem to raise the level of discussion for any given post. I really do, thanks!

    I believe they search Google and Google scholar/Google books, as well as “other resources” such as Yahoo and Babylon (?, I agree). But you know what, I am not sure as to the extent that that adds value as compared to searching Google alone.

    @ Avi: happy Eid to you as well 😉

    • I thought I’d demonstrate with some text from one of your posts but your site appears in a lot of site’s blog feeds :))