iThenticate is a plagiarism prevention tool, scrutinizing a wide range of documents such as journal article manuscripts, proposals, research reports, theses, and dissertations, among others.

It conducts thorough comparisons against an extensive database, encompassing millions of published materials accessible via the internet and subscription databases.

User Resources

 Videos  of Plagiarism Detection Software iThenticate from Turnitin and quick instructions from the University Graduate School.

Plagiarism Detection Software Demo | iThenticate

Creating and Organizing Folders

Account Settings

Uploading Documents

Sharing Results

Quick Instructions: Running Ithenticate PDF Report For Your Student’s Dissertation or Thesis Manuscripts

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Ithenticate.

iThenticate is a Web-based service that identifies material that matches text from documents found in an extensive database. Highlighted text will include text that has been properly quoted and cited so it is not necessarily plagiarized. You’ll just need to verify that every highlighted section has been properly quoted, summarized or paraphrased. As a result, iThenticate makes it easier for you to identify and attribute any material in your manuscript that you may have unintentionally plagiarized.

iThenticate is the premier tool for researchers and professional writers to check their original works for potential plagiarism. With an easy to use submission process that checks for similarity against the world’s top published works, researchers, and institutions can feel confident that their academic reputation will be protected.

Only iThenticate is embedded into top publisher’s workflow and process. Through our trusted partnership with Crossref, 1,500 publishers license iThenticate and rely on it to check for plagiarism when screening and reviewing article submissions. Institutions and researchers can feel much more confident about their submission and acceptance chances, knowing that by using iThenticate they have the same data and information as the publisher.

Turnitin and iThenticate check against 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 plagiarism detection service for researchers.

Yes, Turnitin should be used by students for classroom work. iThenticate was created for academic professionals. Learn more about the differences and similarities between Turnitin and iThenticate with this comparison page.

Graduate students must work with their faculty mentors, faculty advisor or committee chairperson to obtain scans.  Any scans requested by faculty on behalf of students will be returned to the faculty member that submits the request.

Yes. iThenticate does not exploit, resell or share submitted manuscripts. iThenticate does not add your manuscript to any databases.

Graduate students must work with their faculty mentors, faculty advisor or committee chairperson to obtain scans.  Any scans requested by faculty on behalf of students will be returned to the faculty member that submits the request.

iThenticate compares submissions to premium academic content including: premium scholarly journals, books, law reviews, patents, dissertations & theses, pre-prints, conference proceedings, and internet pages. Learn more about our constantly growing database of content.

If desired, a private repository can be established to store your documents. Administrators can choose whether storing to the private repository is enabled for all users. Every user can choose to store their uploaded document into the private repository. The private repository can be searched against to discover text similarity across the items uploaded at your institution. This can be valuable in detecting research misconduct including self plagiarism.

  • Review grant proposals to discover any overlap in content or intent prior to submitting the proposal to secure necessary funding
  • Do a literature review to discover and evaluate the work already present in the field. Discover authors and journals that might be a good fit as you begin your research
  • Continuously review manuscript drafts to identify and resolve any citation errors
  • Collaborate with co-authors, peers, or editors as the manuscript is reviewed and revised
  • Ensure that the final work, whether grant proposal, dissertation/thesis, or journal article protects the author and institution’s reputation

There are a variety of ways to submit a document: Upload a single file, Upload a compressed zip file (may contain up to 1000 files, or 100MB), or Cut & Paste text. For complete instructions, visit iThenticate help pages.

The file may not exceed 800 pages. The file size may not exceed 100 MB. The word count of one submission should not exceed 25,000 words. Files of larger size may be reduced in size by removal of non-text content. Files that are password protected, encrypted, hidden, system files, or read only files cannot be uploaded or submitted to iThenticate.

The zip file upload accepts up to 1000 files or 200MB of zipped information. A zip file to be uploaded may not exceed either limit. Zip files should be checked to ensure only usable file formats are included in the upload.

  • Microsoft Word® (DOC and DOCX)
  • Word XML
  • Plain Text (TXT)
  • Adobe PostScript®
  • Portable Document Format (PDF) created with Adobe or Microsoft Word
  • HTML
  • Corel WordPerfect® (WPD)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7+, Mac OS X v10.4.11+
  • 3GB of RAM or more
  • 1024×768 display or higher
  • Broadband internet connection
  • We support the latest and one previous version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Windows browsers.
  • Internet browser set to allow all cookies from
  • Javascript enabled

The iThenticate interface currently supports the following languages: English, Korean, Japanese, German, Spanish Latin American, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, French, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and Arabic.

iThenticate searches for content matches in over 170 languages including Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese, Thai, Korean, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian (Bokmal, Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Farsi, Russian, and Turkish. Please note that iThenticate will match text between text of the same language.

It is suggested to exclude quotes, bibliography, and sources that are less than 1%.

PDFs can be compressed by using your Adobe’s software or use a PDF compression tool such as