Plagiarism check

The software PlagScan is the plagiarism check tool at Ruhr University Bochum. IT.SERVICES provides the users' access to RUB's PlagScan-Portal.


PlagScan can be accessed by all eligible people associated with Ruhr University Bochum for free (students and staff). PlagScan's database consists of RUB's institutional archive, text archives of cooperating publishers and all internet sources, which can be accessed with the search engine Microsoft Bing.

PlagScan can only scan for matching word sequences, but it isn't always capable of recognizing, whether those word sequences have been cited correctly. This is the reason why PlagScan has to be seen as a digital helper to support plagiarism checks. It is not a fully capable automatic plagiarism checker.

The Zentrum für Wissenschaftsdidaktik provides further information about PlagScan and plagiarism prevention.

For any questions regarding the interpretation of PlagScan reports and the prevention of plagiarism, please contact the Zentrum für Wissenschaftsdidaktik.

Zentrum für Wissenschaftsdidaktik

You can log into RUB's PlagScan-Portal with your RUB-LoginID.