Notes by Robbyn Lanning from Going Remote with Integrity - Webinar presented by Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant (Director, Academic Integrity Office, UC San Diego) and co-sponsored by the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)
The most common reason given by students regarding plagiarism is that they simply lost track of the source they used. So despite good intentions, we know plagiarism does occur.
You know your students best - so you can often "hear" a different voice than theirs in a paper. Or perhaps there is language used that doesn't seem similar to their previous submissions. If a passage doesn't have a citation and you suspect intentional or unintentional plagiarism the following suggestions may help locate the original source.
If you identify a part of the paper that looks questionable, select a passage or set of unique words from the paper. Then enter that text into a library database as a keyword search.
The quickest option is to use Single Search from the library homepage. This will search across multiple library resources (all the EBSCO databases such as Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, CINAHL, etc.)
To search Proquest databases with your passage, this link covers both CBCA & Canadian Major Dailies