Turnitin @ Adams State College
To promote academic honesty, Adams State University offers access to Turnitin.com. Turnitin is a plagiarism detection service that compares students' papers to content located on the internet, commercial journal articles and books, and other students' papers to detect plagiarism.
How Does Turnitin Work?
Once a paper is submitted to the service, Turnitin runs it through three databases. One contains over 4.5 billion current and archived websites. Another contains millions of previously submitted student papers. Every time a student submits a paper to the service, it is added to this database. The third is the newspaper and magazine database ProQuest.
After the paper has been scanned for matching content in these three databases, Turnitin generates an originality report. This report provides documentation for any text matches found in the three databases. It is color coded to show the amount of possible plagiarism that the system detected.