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iThenticate: Plagiarism Detection Software

iThenticate is plagiarism detection software that is designed to be used by researchers to screen written work for originality The service allows researchers to easily upload and scan documents, manuscripts, research and other professional works into iT


iThenticate is a plagiarism prevention tool that compares documents (including journal article manuscripts, proposals, research reports, thesis, and dissertations, etc.) against millions of published works available through the Internet and subscription databases.

iThenticate is a software service that allows faculty researchers and PhD students to screen their work for originality and copyright compliance against published works as well as online sources.   Unlike the “Turnitin” tool available for student works, iThenticate does not record your pre-publication submissions to protect your intellectual property and allow you to manage your findings.


Accessing iThenticate

Accessing iThenticate

Utilizing iThenticate is optional. The KU subscription to iThenticate authorizes a limited number of accounts. It is available for all KU Faculty, Researchers, and PhD Students.

It is not appropriate to use iThenticate to check student coursework. Instead, faculty are encouraged to use Turnitin.

Creating Your User Profile

Faculty members and researchers (including PhD students) can email the account administrator at for access to iThenticate. Once added to KU account, researchers will receive an activation email from iThenticate with login instructions. If you haven't received this email yet, ask your account administrator to add you to your institution's account.

After admin add your email to system, the email from iThenticate will be send to you in your KU mailbox.

To set up your account please enter your email address and one-time (temporary) password. You can find this information in your iThenticate welcome email. If you no longer have access to this email, ask your iTheticate administrator for this information.