Does the Library have a plagiarism checker?

The University has a license to Turnitin, which can be used by faculty to help detect the inappropriate use of sources in student papers.

The Library cannot run student papers through Turnitin. Turnitin is available at NC State only through assignments created and submitted in Moodle.

Turnitin provides faculty with a Similarity Report and Score, which shows the percentage of the student paper that matches existing source material. According to the Office of Student Conduct, a Turnitin Similarity Score cannot be the only piece of evidence in a referral for plagiarism violation.

If you have already submitted  your paper through Turnitin and have a similarity report you would like to review, consultants in Writing Speaking and Tutorial Services are happy to review the Turnitin report with you. 

If you have questions about plagiarism and citation, please see our page on Plagiarism


Last Edited: Jan 30, 2019

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