LASU commissions plagiarism checker for staff and postgradate students

In a bid to ensure that the research output from the Lagos State University is novel as expected, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Ibiyemi I. OlatunjI-Bello, MNI, who has supported the plagiarism checker project, has directed the commissioning and immediate usage of the Lagos State plagiarism detector named Getitright The web-based software has passed through several levels of testing, penetration, and validation both internally and externally. Getitright has amongst others, the following modules:

✓Plagiarism Checker

LASU commissions plagiarism checker for staff and postgradate students

✓Grammar Corrector

✓PDF Converter, and

✓Text Reader.

The system has been modeled to enable each document passage is matched against billions of internet document sources from top libraries and repositories internationally band locally. The solution can scan multiple application formats from DOCX, DOC, PDF to TXT.

Users of the application can copy and paste for a faster process if they so desire.

The highlight of the application is on the report presentation which is provided in two basic formats vis a vis similar content and unique content. A score is calculated based on the level of similarity determined by the application. For content that is similar, they are highlighted in yellow for quick notification. The non-highlighted text shows the unique content.

The system allows users to view and follow the similar content hyperlink which is included in the exclusive report. The application does not only run English Language-based text but also checks similarities in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Yoruba, Arabic amongst others.

Users will have to register to use the applications and make payments on the LASU website equivalent to the points they wish to purchase.

To use the system, visit

1. www.lasu.edu.ng

2. Academics, then

3. Plagiarism Check

Meanwhile, the solution is an available for trial for a limited period of time

For further information, please contact

Ag. Director, ICT on 08033930557 or

Dean PG School on 08038157392

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