Turnitin and iThenticate


Your instructor may ask you to submit your assignment through Turnitin®. Turnitin® is a text matching tool that works by comparing your written assignment with a database of web pages, academic books and articles, as well as other students’ papers. After comparing your assignment to the database, Turnitin® generates a similarity report for your submission. The similarity report (displayed as a percentage %) indicates how much of your writing matches writing from previously existing sources. The report highlights all phrases that match the text in an existing source and provides links to those sources.


iThenticate® is text matching software that is designed to be used by researchers to ensure the originality of their written work. For example, graduate students and researchers can check their articles and book chapters to be submitted for publication, grant proposals, theses and dissertations.

Turnitin® and iThenticate® check against virtually the same databases, but these services are designed for different categories of users. While Turnitin® is designed to meet the needs of instructors and their courses, iThenticate® is a tool for researchers.

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To request an iThenticate® account, contact Sean Warren.