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Department of Physics and Engineering: Turnitin

A complete guide to the UNIZULU Engineering Resources

Tips on How to Use 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 librarian: Sizwe Mabena or Research support librarians for the training on Turnitin: 
  •  Zanele Hadebe, Email:
  • Telephone: 035 902 6729
  • Nabisa Mbali, Email:

  • Telephone: 035 902 6471


Useful Links

  1. Account basics (for students)
  2. Student quick start guide
  3. Student Resources Hub:The Student Resources Hub gathers some of the most useful content available to students using 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.

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