Turnitin is software that identifies the matched material by checking the electronically submitted documents against its database of academic publications, internet, and previously submitted documents. Turnitin provides a “similarity index,” which does not mean plagiarism. Turnitin tool checks the contents of any documents for its association with original contents. It identifies the similarities to existing sources of the original contents of the documents. Its prime role is to evade the plagiarism and improve the integrity of the academic institutions.
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Please note that the application for Turnitin is limited to NTNU teaching faculties/instructors, department assistants, or administrative officers. To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your last name, first name, school email, department, and position title. The library will then proceed to register the account on behalf of the applicant within three working days.
※If the instructor no longer uses it or quits, please inform the library to delete the account.
Please contact the administrative assistant of your department or the instructor of the class.