Detecting plagiarism: Google could be the way forward

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7570.706-b (Published 28 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:706
  1. Andrew D Weeks, senior lecturer in obstetrics (aweeks@liverpool.ac.uk)
  1. University of Liverpool, Liverpool Women's Hospital, Liverpool L8 7SS

    EDITOR—The widespread availability of medical articles on the internet has made plagiarism a common practice among some students.1 Most plagiarisers are keen to find short cuts—hence the popularity of cutting and pasting text from the internet rather than laboriously copying from textbooks or articles. This habit, however, makes it easy to identify the …

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