Investigating possible plagiarism

In the Fall of 2002, the University joined to provide assistance to faculty checking possible plagiarism from the internet. However, due to the very limited ways in which Turnitin has been used over the past seven years, the University has decided to drop its institutional subscription and to provide individual licenses on an as-needed basis. Faculty members can get these individual subscriptions of at the university’s expense.
Other highly effective alternative means of detecting plagiarism include Google (simply run a search on suspect passages) and WCopyfind, a freeware program available for download at the following site:

For assistance purchasing an individual license to, please contact Sue Penrod, Officer Assistant in the Provost’s Office.
Office (; 631-5716).