Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
logo

COVID-19 update: All Koç University Libraries are closed until further notice. During this time, library services are Online Only!

We are ready to HELP – Find answers to your questions – Look for the updated Circulation Policy!

Turnitin

Help guides, tutorials, and general information for Instructors and Students in using the plagiarism prevention tool, Turnitin.

Overview

What is it?

Turnitin is software both accessible online and built into Blackboard which can automatically screen student papers for originality.

How does it work?

Turnitin works via text-matching. It checks writing against existing publications on the web as well as its own internal database of student papers, color coding matches based on the source. It assigns an originality number based on the percentage of the text with no match.

Why do we use it?

The university provides Turnitin free of charge to all HPU students and faculty to improve student writing and ensure academic integrity. Consider it another tool in your arsenal against plagiarism.

Turnitin: Revolutionizing the Experience of Writing to Learn