To assist instructors in detecting plagiarism in student work, and to protect students from plagiarism, IUP subscribes to the Turnitin service, funded through technology fees.

Turnitinis a Web-based plagiarism detection service which reviews submitted material for originality of content. Instructors or students can submit electronic versions of text to Turnitin to generate an "originality report." This report marks text so that unoriginal content appears underlined, color-coded, and linked to its original source.

Features and Benefits

  • Encourages proper citation
  • Over 12 billion Web pages crawled and archived
  • Over 100 million student papers
  • Over 80,000 major newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals
  • Thousands of books, including literary classics
  • Printable reports
  • Side-by-side comparison

Faculty Turnitin Request

  1. Complete a Turnitin Account Creation request via ihelp (using the link below - please review the steps before making the request).
  2. You will receive an email message from Turnitin when your request has been completed. The message will contain your Turnitin account name and temporary password.
  3. Go to Turnitin and click Login in the top right corner, then enter your IUP email address and temporary password. Follow any instructions presented to help you reset your password and set up any security questions.
  4. For information on setting up a class and an assignment, please refer to the Quick Start page.

If you have had an account in the past, you may only need to reset your password. Please go to the Turnitin password reset web page before completing the form.

ihelp submission to request Turnitin Account

Student Turnitin Accounts

As a student, you can not request a Turnitin account. Your instructor creates this account, then should provide you with the following information.

  1. Your instructor will provide you with a class ID number and a class enrollment password.
  2. Go to Turnitin and select Create Account (upper right corner of the Turnitin home page).
  3. Select student.
  4. Enter the class ID and class enrollment key provided by your instructor, then continue entering the remaining items on the screen to create your personal student account. You will use your e-mail address and the password you created to login to Turnitin.

Please refer to the Student Quick Start Guide if you need any assistance.

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