How does the program work?
The Plagiarism Prevention Program uses SafeAssign, a program available through Blackboard, to review your draft papers for plagiarism issues. SafeAssign compares your paper to existing sources, such as the internet and databases, and identifies and highlights possible plagiarism in your submitted assignment.
If you are interested in having your paper checked in SafeAssign, you can begin by filling out an online request form. Within 48 hours, one of the Stark Campus librarians will contact you in order to obtain the assignment. The librarian will then submit the draft to SafeAssign. If the report is clean (no issues of plagiarism), the report will be sent to you. Otherwise, we will contact you to set up an appointment to discuss the findings.
Why use the Plagiarism Prevention Program?
The Plagiarism Check program can detect plagiarism issues before you submit the final draft of your paper, allowing you time to correct the issues before submitting your assignment to your instructor.
What should I expect during the session?
Appointments to review the SafeAssign report generally last 30 minutes. A librarian will sit with you and review the report findings and answer any of your questions. You will be given a print copy of the report to take home.
The librarian cannot assist students with their writing, only discuss and answer questions about the findings from the report and/or citation related questions. The Writing Center, located on the first floor of the Stark campus library (Library 114), can assist students with their writing.