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Writing/Citing: Turnitin

A quick guide to help you in the writing of your paper and formatting according to APA, MLA, Chicago styles, and more.

What it Does

Papers submitted to Turnitin may be compared against billions of internet documents, archived internet data that is no longer available on the live web, a local repository of previously submitted papers, and subscription repository of periodicals, journals, and publications. The comparison may be against any or all of these repositories as set on a specific assignment by the instructor of the class.

The comparison document is called an Originality Report. This document details the matching or similar text between a submission made on Turnitin and the documents the submission was compared against. Read More

Turnitin Paper Checking Service

Would you like to run your paper through Turnitin before submitting the assignment to your professor? You can do this through Blackboard, but first you must self-enroll in the Paper Checking "course."

Here is information on enrolling, and then using this service:

Viewing Originality Reports

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