Turnitin (Plagiarism Awareness)
Support good academic practice with Turnitin and the NewsGuard app
The Turnitin plagiarism awareness service identifies pieces of text in students' work that match with existing electronic texts. It can be used for assessed essays and for general formative purposes.
Tutors and supervisors should work with students to interpret their Turnitin reports and promote good practice in academic writing and referencing.
App to evaluate the veracity of online news sources
Turnitin has also partnered with NewsGuard, an app developed by a Wadham College alumnus to evaluate the credibility of online news sources. Our university-wide licence for Turnitin enables all members of the University to use this app free of charge.
After you have downloaded and installed the NewsGuard app, you will need to email the University’s Turnitin support desk and request an access code which will ensure continued free use as part of Oxford’s paid-for Turnitin licence. Please see details in this blog post.