Recently, the Ephorus plagiarism detection also searches in scientific publications (including journals) from publishers Elsevier, Springer and Oxford University Press. The request for this feature has been present for quite some time and it became possible after the merger of the companies Ephorus and iParadigms (supplier of another important plagiarism detection tool Turnitin).
More information about Ephorus:
Ephorus can be used within Blackboard as well as outside of Blackboard.
Within a Blackboard course (of organisation) there are two ways of using the tool:
1.An instructor can have students submit documents via an 'Ephorus assignments' (individual or group assignment) that are then checked automatically for plagiarism, resulting in a plagiarism report in the course.
2.An instructor can also upload documents himself (under Control panel > Course tools > Ephorus assignment > My documents). Zipfiles can also be uploaded.
Outside of Blackboard: you can upload documents on the Ephorus website for plagiarism detection. This requires a personal acount that you can request at:
Ellen Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org) (UT-employees excluding ITC)
Marga Koelen (email@example.com) (ITC-employees)