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Plagiarism Detection Tool: iThenticate

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What is iThenticate?

iThenticate is a service that can identify passages in uploaded documents that may be plagiarized. iThenticate scans uploaded documents for duplicate or similar passages from it's library of journals and the web. It then returns a score based on the percentage of material it has identified.

Does the score identify a paper as plagiarized?

No. The score implies that a paper might contain plagiarized passages but Faculty must examine the identified passages to make a final determination.

Can a document contain plagiarized content that is not flagged by iThenticate?

Yes. iThenticate compares the uploaded document with it's database of journals and the web. If the material that has been plagiarized is from a source that isn't in the iThenticate database, then iThenticate won't be able to identify those passages.

Get answers to more questions by visiting the iThenticate FAQs page.

You may also want to register for an iThenticate Webcast or view a training video.

How Do I Use iThenticate?

Comprehensive List of iThenticate Training Materials and Training Webcasts

Just upload and submit a file. iThenticate will return a score and reports.

iThenticate has produced a series of short videos to help you.

What is the Score?

This iThenticate Blog post explains the similarity score.

You can also watch this video about the report results.

What Content is in the iThenticate Database?

iThenticate uses a scholarly comparison database as well as the internet to compare document content. The database contains journal content from some publishers. It does not contain all journal content. You can find out more about what journals are included as well as scroll down to search for individual titles by using the iThenticate Comparison Database webpage.