Q. Where can I submit my paper for plagiarism review?

Answer

To get feedback on plagiarism in your paper, you can use a tool called Grammarly. Grammarly is a software that is free to Rasmussen students and staff. Not only will Grammarly check for plagiarism, it will also check for grammar, mechanics, spelling, and word usage.

Note - Grammarly's plagiarism review only checks against some internet sources and not books or articles. Grammarly does not scan content that is behind pay walls or require a log-in (like library article databases).

  1. Log in to your Grammarly account
    1. If you don't have one, you can create your own account.  Follow the instructions here: How do I create a Grammarly account?
  2. Once you are logged in, click on "Go to Editor" in the upper right hand corner of the web page.
  3. Click on the New option with the piece of paper icon.    
  4. Copy your paper and paste the contents into the Grammarly window
  5. A pop up may appear asking you to set goals for the Grammarly review. You can simply close out of this since you are only using Grammarly to check for plagiarism at this time.
  6. Click on "Plagiarism" in the bottom right hand corner of the web page.
  7. Grammarly may take a few minutes to scan the entire document for matches.
  8. Once the scan is complete, you will see that Grammarly tells you what percentage of the content it identified as matching with content from the internet. 
  9. It is very important to remember that Grammarly will identify text-matches and does not identify actual plagiarism.  Grammarly does not know if the content includes a proper in-text citation to attribute where the information came from.
  • Last Updated Jul 28, 2020
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  • Answered By Ashley Fyvie, Nursing Librarian

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