Some reading on the use of text-matching software to educate students and deter plagiarism 

Badge, J.L., Cann, A.J. and Scott, J. (2007) To cheat or not to cheat?  A trial of the JISC Plagiarism Detection Service with biological sciences students.  Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 32(4), pp.433-439

Badge, J.L. and Scott, J. (2009) Dealing with plagiarism in the digital age. [online]. [accessed 23 June 2011]. Available at

Bailey, C. and Challen, R. (forthcoming) Student perceptions of the value of Turnitin text-matching software as a learning tool. Practitioner Research in Higher Education8(2). Available at

Bilic-Zulle, L., Azman, J., Frkovic, V. and Petrovecki, M. (2008) Is There an Effective Approach to Deterring Students from Plagiarizing?  Science and Engineering Ethics, 14, pp.139–147

Cheah, S.W. and Bretag, T. (2008) Making technology work for academic integrity in Malaysia.  Third International Plagiarism Conference [online].  June 23-26, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. [accessed 3 July 2009]. Available at

Chew, E., Price, T. (2010) Online Originality Checking and Online Assessment - an Extension of Academics or Disruption for Academics? In S. L. Wong et al. (Eds.) (2010). Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education  [online].  29 November-3 December 2010. Putrajaya, Malaysia: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education [accessed 29 June 2011].   Available at

Culwin, F., Warwick, J. and Child, M. (2008) An empirical investigation of student behaviour when non-originality detection is made available before submission.  Third International Plagiarism Conference [online].  June 23-26, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. [accessed 5 May 2011]. Available at

Dahl, S. (2007) TurnitinÒ: The student perspective on using plagiarism detection software. Active Learning in Higher Education8, pp.173-191

Davis, M. (2007) A Tool for Learning and Unlearning? Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching,2(2) [online]. [accessed 23 June 2011]. Available at

Davis, M. and Carroll, J. (2009) Formative feedback within plagiarism education: Is there a role for text-matching software?  International Journal for Educational Integrity,  5(2)  pp. 58–70

Emerson, L., Rees, M. and MacKay, B. (2005) Scaffolding Academic Integrity: Creating a Learning Context for Teaching Referencing Skills.  Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice,2(3), pp.12-24

Evans, R. (2006) Evaluating an electronic plagiarism detection service: The importance of trust and the difficulty of proving students don’t cheat.  Active Learning in Higher Education7, pp.87-99

Flynn, S. (2010) Using Turnitin with large classes to support student writing.  Fourth International Plagiarism Conference [online].  June 21-23, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. [accessed 29 June 2011]. Available at

Gannon-Leary, P., Trayhurn, D. and Home, M. (2009) Good images, effective messages? Working with students and educators on academic practice understanding. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 33(4) pp. 435-448

Introna, L. and Hayes, N. (2004) Plagiarism, detection and intentionality: on the construction of plagiarists.  Proceedings of the Plagiarism: Prevention, Practice and Policy Conference  [online].  Northumbria University, 28-30 June [accessed 23 June 2011]. Available at

Ireland, C. and English, J. (2009) Let Them Plagiarise: Developing academic writing in a safe environment. In: European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference 2009 [online].  30 June-2 July, Coventry University, England [accessed 23 June 2011].  Available at

Ledwith, A. and Risquez, A. (2008) Using anti-plagiarism software to promote academic honesty in the context of peer reviewed assignments.  Studies in Higher Education33(4), pp.371-384

Marsh, B. (2004) and the scriptural enterprise of plagiarism detection. Computers and Composition  21 pp.427–438.

McKeever, L. (2006) Online plagiarism detection services – saviour or scourge?  Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 31(2), pp.155-165

Stappenbelt, B. and Rowles, C. (2009) The effectiveness of plagiarism detection software as a learning tool in academic writing education.  4th Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity (4APCEI) [online].  28–30 September 2009 University of Wollongong NSW Australia [accessed 23 June 2011]. Available at

Warn, James (2006) Plagiarism software: no magic bullet!  Higher Education Research & Development, 25(2) pp. 195 — 208.

Whittle, S. and Murdoch-Eaton, D.G. (2008) Learning about plagiarism using Turnitin detection software.  Medical Education,42 pp. 513–543

Wright, D., Owens, A. and Donald, N. (2008) Making the case for multiple submissions to Turnitin.  Third International Plagiarism Conference [online].  June 23-26, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. [accessed 5 May 2011]. Available at