Q. What is Turnitin? What is it used for?


Turntin is a product used by academic institutions to check originality in assignments and research papers.  Ask your Instructor if there is an account for your class on the website.

Directions for use:

  • Student will submit their paper at the Turnitin site.
  • Student creates an account and then submits their paper to the class ID supplied by their Instructor.
  • Turnitin will compare the paper with Internet documents, database citations, and other documents already submitted to Turnitin.
  • An Originality Report will indicate the percentage of similarity with other items checked. 
  • When this link is activated, the submitted paper will open with the similarities with other papers clearly marked.
  • Depending upon the set-up, there may be a chance to revise the paper to reduce similarities, creating a more original work.

Thank you for using ASK US.  For personalized help with your paper, contact your Campus Library/ARC.


  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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