Academic journal article Library Philosophy and Practice

Usage of Grammarly – Online Grammar and Spelling Checker Tool at the Health Sciences Library, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal: A Study

Academic journal article Library Philosophy and Practice

Usage of Grammarly – Online Grammar and Spelling Checker Tool at the Health Sciences Library, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal: A Study

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In the modern world, English has become the universal language of not only scientific communications, but also aviation, computing, diplomacy, and correspondence. Accurate use of grammar and writing is an essential aspect of any writing. However, the use of English as a standard language creates a threat to people who are not a native speaker of English. In scientific writing, it is always suggested that a draft should be verified by a person who is a native speaker of the English language for its grammatical accuracy and editing.

Change in technological advantage offers an online platform for editing, spellchecking, sentence formation and grammatical accuracy service. These types of the online platform are available commercially, and most of the library paid a vast amount to procure it for its users because the information and communication technologies (ICT) have made a high impact on all functions of academic libraries.

Through scientific writing, researchers communicate their finding to the scientific community. In a competitive era, a researcher outcome is counted regarding publications and their impact on scientific society. In the long run, the publication provides a dividend regarding job position, collaboration, and better funding. Scientific writing plays a crucial role in the career growth of a researcher and helps gain recognition for them.

The library and information center not only plays an essential role in enhancing the quality of academic growth, but it also enhances the research environment for academic activity. The library helps the user to identify and access the knowledge resources in an academic institution. The rapid changes in the ICT influencing the libraries of today should fit themselves and shift the tune with the times and technology. The library also supports the users in their academic activity by providing access to research support tools to its users.

It also poses a responsibility to evaluate its services periodically.


Now a day's grammar accuracy is crucial for any kind of academic writing, presentation, and publication. Various online grammar and spelling checker platforms provide facilities for grammar corrections and spelling check option online. Among those platforms few are free, some have both free and paid options, and others are only available by paid subscription. The popularity of those platforms increasing among researchers and academician. All these online spelling and grammar checker tool presently available are as follows:

* After the Deadline

* Ginger

* Grammar Check

* Grammarly

* Hemingway App

* Language Tool

* Online Correction

* Paper Rater

* Spellcheck Plus

* WhiteSmoke


Grammarly is the world's leading writing support tool for researchers. Grammarly offers extensive reporting on grammatical and other writing issues. Grammarly's grammar checker scans text for hundreds of types of English grammar mistakes. Grammarly helps academic, research, scholarly staff and students write better. The tool will tackle the issue of writing at grass root level directly, impacting output on the national scale. Grammarly is used by researchers, scholars, authors, bloggers, students, business professional's, etc.; to ensure that their article is impeccably correct in Form, Style, Structure. Grammarly checks 250+ types of errors in writing, structure, format, sentences, vocabulary, and wordiness. Grammarly does not limit itself to giving a report but helps generate automatic citations. Grammarly helps to get aligned with APA, Chicago of the MLA style which is globally accepted by international publishers.


According to the study conducted by Paul Daniels and Davey Leslie (2015)1 entitled "Grammar Software Ready for EFL Writers, Japan. …

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