Category: Dissertation/ThesisChecking Plagiarism in Thesis

I have to check d plagiarism in my thesis. Is it safe to check it over internet using free software? Since its my PhD work, I am very scared to share it with anyone. Is there any reliable way to check d plag so that its safe and I can show d results to my guide as well? Thanks for d help!

asked on 19 Jan 18Aditi Sharma Aditi Sharma
3 Answers
answered on 23 Jan 18

Checking the plagiarism on free tools online is not all safe. They do not provide you with any clear T&C on the privacy of your data. Since, you do not have the assurance on whether they retain your data with them or not, I would suggest to never opt for these free options. I think you should instead go for paid versions, which looks like a wiser choice as one needs to be extremely careful regarding their PhD research work.
I have myself made use of Grammarly. However, some of the other prominently used (paid) tools for checking plagiarism are Turnitin, Plagiarism Checker X, ProWritingAid, Viper, etc., Also, another plus point of using these tools is that the plagiarism report generated on this is considered to be reliable & can be attached along with your thesis. You can show the same to your guide as well.

Manpreet Jaiswal Manpreet Jaiswal
answered on 24 Jan 18

My friend, I would suggest you to go for a paid software. I am pretty sure that the so called free plag checking websites might even sell your data online to other websites. Because there’s no other explanation as to why they would do it for free as nothing comes for free in this world. So why take such a big risk with your thesis. Spend some bucks and get something that’s trustworthy. But yes, before you decide to opt for a paid software, make sure that you review their policies thoroughly on whether they ensure confidentiality of your data or not.

Pradeep Sharma Pradeep Sharma
answered on 27 Jan 18

Go for a paid software or website buddy! Those sites that claim to provide free service might often misuse your data. Ask your guide or supervisor for suggestions on which software or website to use as they themselves must be using genuine ones. I have used Urkund. It is a reliable one. 

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