When checking documents for plagiarism and incorrectly cited passages, it is important that every single source available is included to be checked against. Only then the results shown in the plagiarism report can be relied upon.
PlagScan automatically includes four types of sources in its plagiarism detection routine:
- ‘The Internet’ with more than 14 billion pages of digital content available at your fingertips.
- Millions of scientific and academic articles in journals by the world’s most prestigious publishers.
- Your own document database of previous theses or assignments (optional).
- The Plagiarism Prevention Pool with content from other participants of the pool.
After the examination of sources, we extract thousands of semantically similar texts and carefully scan them for matches within your document.
More details on the sources:
Millions of Articles in Academic Journals
By cooperating with several of the most renowned scientific publishers worldwide, we ensure that no matter the field of research, every published article on that topic can be accessed - even across a paywall. Professors and instructors can therefore concentrate on the content of the actual paper that was submitted, saving precious time in reading and cross-checking every single article on that specific topic.
In addition to thousands of open access journals, PlagScan currently includes over 10,800 journals and 14 million articles by the following prestigious publishers - and constantly adds more:
- Gale, a Cengage company
- Taylor & Francis
- Wiley Blackwell
- And many more
Today, more than 2.6 million articles a year get published in peer-reviewed journals
Technology Made in Germany
PlagScan’s headquarters are located in Germany, where we also host our servers and core software development. As a German-based company, we comply 100% with the Federal German Data Protection Act and strive to safeguard copyrighted content.
Our DNA carries the “German engineering gene”, which always aims for the highest possible level of quality.