I was reading the thoughts of antares and wanted to share my views of plagiarism.
I’m hosting a lecture for 4 years now where we succefully apply turnitin.com, a plagiarims tool where the students upload their papers and we get a similarity index of their work. The program uses different sources from internet to publications.
The good thing about it is the self-control in the way that the students can check their similarity index and revise the manuscript themselves.
This video shows how it works!