Using Search Engines
If a plagiarized passage came from a publicity available web site, you can try tracking it down by using one of the following search engines:
Choose a distinctive phrase that arouses suspicion and enter it in the search box within quotation marks (i.e., "In comedy, for example, the change in circumstances dramatic irony portends can be for the better. ")1.
- If you don't get any results, you can shorten your search phrase or try another one.
- To quickly find terms on a lengthy web page, use the find command (Ctrl + F).
- Go to any of the above search engines and search on "term paper" and the subject of your choice.
- No one search engine covers everything available on the web. Try your search in multiple engines.
1. Baker, L.A. (1999).Critical Concepts: Dramatic Irony. Retrieved from http://www.k-state.edu/english/baker/english320/cc-dramatic_irony.htm