Plagiarism Checking Tools for Students
Some of the following tools are available only to students of the University of Oxford through Weblearn.
Read the University Academic Good practice page.
Check your knowledge and skills on good academic practice and avoiding plagiarism using these interactive online tutorials.
Seek your Supervisor's or Tutor's guidance. In addition, your Supervisor or Tutor may decide to submit your work to Turnitin, accessible to teaching staff only. Visit the Turnitin website for product information.
Register with WriteCheck, a pay version of Turnitin for students, recommended on the Oxford Weblearn site.
Read the warning about sites offering free checking.
Consult books - suggested reading:
Neville, C. (2010). The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism (2nd ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press. Title available in e-book and print format - shelfmark LB2369 NEV 2010 in the Radcliffe Science Library
Pears, R. & Shields, G.J. (2013). Cite them right: the essential referencing guide (9th ed.) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Title available in print format - shelfmark LB2369 PEA 2013 in the Radcliffe Science Library
Depositing your electronic copy
D.Phil., M.Litt. and M.Sc. (by Research) students admitted on or after 1 October 2007 who have successfully completed their thesis are required to deposit a digital copy of it.
The digital copy should be deposited in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). ORA is an open-access repository that provides rapid and wide-ranging dissemination of information, and therefore gives maximum visibility to you and your research. ORA content is embedded in SOLO, which means that theses deposited in ORA can be searched for and retrieved via SOLO.
Further information on depositing, and copyright and legal information, are available on the ORA eTheses page.