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Plagiarism: Turnitin

Turnitin

Turnitin

There are a number of commercial sites on the Internet that offer various types of detection services. One that is available to Winthrop faculty at no charge is Turnitin.  Students, or the instructor, submit papers to the service where the paper is checked against Turnitin's student paper repository, Internet sources, and periodicals, journals, and publications databases.  (Note:  it does not check full-text databases such as Academic Search Complete or Newsbank.)  After the paper is submitted, an "originality report" is generated.  Passages which appear to be copied are highlighted and the originating source is listed.

Winthrop faculty interested in setting up a free account with Turnitin should first contact the Reference Desk in Dacus Library (803/323-4501) to get the Winthrop account number and password.  Once these are secured, go to Dacus Library Online; click on the Turnitin link listed under Quick Links.  The Winthrop account number and password are only required once in order to set up a personal user account.