Plagiarism Prevention: Turnitin and Other Resources

Oregon State licenses Turnitin plagiarism and prevention software. Turnitin allows students and faculty to submit assignments to check their originality against millions of other sources, including websites, journal articles and other student assignments. Once an assignment is submitted, a report is generated that lets users compare text in the assignment and matching text in other sources side-by-side.

Ecampus recommends that faculty encourage students to submit their own work to Turnitin to help them learn how to identify and correct passages that have been improperly quoted or paraphrased.

Turnitin resources for faculty

Turnitin resources for students

Recommended syllabus statement when using Turnitin in your course:
"Your instructor may ask you to submit one or more of your writing assignments to the Canvas-Turnitin plagiarism prevention service. Your assignment will be checked for potential plagiarism against Internet sources, academic journal articles and the papers of other students. Turnitin generates a report that highlights any potentially unoriginal text in your paper. Papers that you submit through Turnitin for this class or any class will be added to the OSU Turnitin database and may be checked against other OSU paper submissions. You will retain all rights to your written work."

Other academic integrity resources