Texas Tech University


iThenticate is used worldwide by publishers and research organizations to ensure the originality of work before professional publication. The service allows researchers to easily upload and scan documents, manuscripts, research and other professional works into iThenticate which compares the work against 60 billion web pages and 105 million content items from leading academic publications. Each submission returns a "Similarity Report" identifying text in the submission that matches text appearing in published materials in iThenticate.

Student Access to iThenticate after August 31st 2023:

Independent User Accounts for students will end on August 31st 2023. Going forward, User Accounts will be available to faculty and to research scientists who serve as PIs of external awards.

Our iThenticate license provides only a limited number of User Accounts, and this change will allow us to meet the increased demand for User Accounts by faculty and research scientists. It will also provide faculty mentors and research supervisors with critical information about student struggles with regard to writing and plagiarism.

We are aware that many students have found access to iThenticate very useful as they have developed their writing skills. Therefore, we encourage faculty mentors and research supervisors to share their iThenticate accounts with students at their discretion.

Recommendations on how to best share your account with students are provided here.

TTU faculty and researchers might use iThenticate to submit:

  1. Student thesis and dissertations manuscripts.
  2. Graduate level course papers.
  3. Grant proposals. Many federal agencies, such as NSF and NIH, use iThenticate to scan proposals.
  4. Faculty and student manuscripts for journals and other professional writing. Many professional and scholarly journals use iThenticate to screen submissions for originality and self-plagiarism.
  5. Rules for Student iThenticate Use

text reads: plagiarism in check

For additional information or technical assistance, contact Marianne Evola at marianne.evola@ttu.edu or 806-834-4166.