Centre for Instructional Technology
NUS provides two plagiarism prevention services: Turnitin and iThenticate. Each serves a different group of users.
The comparison table and user flowchart below show the differences between the two tools. Please choose the appropriate service (and log in method, if using Turnitin) for your needs.
Turnitin and iThenticate Comparison
|Users||For instructors to check students' work in a classroom setting.||For postgraduate students and academic staff/researchers to check their own work.|
Two methods. Log in to:
|Quick Start Guides|
|Submissions checked against||Web pages, other content, scholarly journals, student paper database.
|Web pages, other content, scholarly journals, ProQuest.
|Submissions||(By default) added to student paper database. Lecturer can change this setting.||Not added to database.|
|Submission maximum length||100 pages or less, 20 MB or less.||400 pages or less, 40 MB or less.|
|File types||MS Word, Word XML, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, HWP, plain text and MS PowerPoint.||MS Word, Word XML, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, HWP, plain text and OpenOffice (ODT).|
|Privacy||Privacy Pledge.||Privacy Pledge.|
Instructors have two ways to access Turnitin:
Learn about the submission methods to choose the best one for your needs.
iThenticate account required - account request form.
- DO NOT sign up for an account on iThenticate's website.