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New Plagiarism Tool Ready for Use

The University of Tennessee is giving faculty a tool to help them review their proposals and papers to ensure that they have not inadvertently plagiarized their own or others’ works in ways that are unacceptable to federal agencies and publishers of scholarly journals.

The Office of Research & Engagement, in partnership with University Libraries, is making available iThenticate, a plagiarism-detection software site that will help faculty avoid “cut and paste” errors that might be unacceptable in funding proposals or scholarly articles. University Libraries will administer account creation and training in iThenticate.

Many funding agencies and publishers already use iThenticate to evaluate manuscripts, and ORE’s sponsorship of the software will allow faculty to perform the same evaluations of their work. Use of the service is both voluntary and confidential.

iThenticate compares uploaded documents against more than 34 billion current and archived webpages, as well as 92 million published works and 36 million scholarly articles, books, and conference proceedings. It produces reports that highlight text similar to passages in other published documents.

More Information | iThenticate Website

UTK Contact: Gayle Baker (gsbaker@utk.edu)