The Scribbr Plagiarism Checker has been named the best plagiarism checker of 2019.
Unfortunately, this is a problem that we cannot fix at the moment.
If you encounter this issue, you can simply ignore all irrelevant similarities and subtract their score from your total similarity score.
When you find plagiarism in your document, it is important to cite the source correctly. The similarity percentage indicates what portion of your text matches other sources in our database.
Our Plagiarism Knowledge Base helps you understand and correct plagiarism. The plagiarism software excludes your reference list and other sections where similarities are common but are not actually plagiarism.
For example, if your score is 15%, then 15% of the content you wrote is unoriginal, as it matches text in the database. Not all similarities found by the Scribbr Plagiarism Checker constitute plagiarism.
You will have to review each similarity and decide whether or not you need to revise your work. Our check sometimes flags the following: Sometimes a quote is found in your thesis and marked as a similarity by the Scribbr Plagiarism Checker, because the quote is also found in another source.The similarity is now excluded from your total similarity score.If you have excluded multiple sources from your total similarity score, then you might see an error message in your Plagiarism Check results.Step 2: Click on the highlighted similarity that you would like to exclude.Step 3: Click on the “Exclude” button on the right.You can exclude these irrelevant similarities from your total similarity score.Exclude similarities: Step 1: Open your Plagiarism Check results.Documents larger than 35.000 words can take a bit longer.We will send you an e-mail when the check is finished!The Scribbr Plagiarism Checker is optimized for students, which means that you will receive a detailed report with extra information to fix and avoid plagiarism, similar to the report received by your school.Universities often have their own database of (prior) theses. When you copy data from another thesis that is not publicly accessible, the Scribbr Plagiarism Checker will neither be able to detect plagiarism nor identify the source of this data.