iThenticate is an online recognition detection software used for academic research, theses, dissertations, and other academic work. Students, faculty, and staff will check their submissions against a database of published scholarly work for inaccuracies in citations and similar content that has not been properly summarized or paraphrased. The University of Iowa has a limited number of licenses for iThenticate. Interested students, faculty, and staff will need to request an account.

Getting Started with iThenticate

iThenticate is designed to be used by faculty, research staff, postdocs, and graduate students to check for originality of academic publications, theses, dissertations, grant applications, and other research and scholarly work prior to submission. It is not intended to check classroom work. The university also has a license for Turnitin, which is an automatic plagiarism detection service for checking coursework.

Please note that an account is required to access iThenticate. To request an account, please follow the instructions on iThenticate: Request an Account.

To learn more about using iThenticate, see the iThenticate User Guide. For any support or technical questions, reach out to iThenticate support.

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