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Economics: Turnitin

A guide to direct users to Economics Library Resources

What is Turnitin


What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is web based software, which promotes academic integrity, streamlines grading and feedback, deters plagiarism, and improves students’ outcomes.

Access & class enrolment

• Please, contact your lecturer


• Please, contact your Faculty information librarians or Research support librarians for the training on Turnitin.

What is Originality (or Similarity) Report ?

The Originality Report indicates the amount of matched text (e.g. phrases or sentences) that Turnitin has found in student’s assignment. It also indicates the sources of any matched text found. The Originality Report is a useful tool to check that students cited their sources in the assignment and have not copied text without proper referencing.


Useful links

Account basics (for students)

Student quick start guide

Student Resources Hub

The Student Resources Hub gathers some of the most useful content available to students using Turnitin.


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