The Plagiarism Hunter

When one graduate student went to the library, he found copycats — lots of them

August 11, 2006 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

In a conference room in Ohio University's Vernon R. Alden Library, Thomas A. Matrka takes just 15 minutes to hit pay dirt.

Scattered before him on a table are 16 chemical-engineering master's theses on "multiphase flow." He examines them in pairs...

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