Turnitin (Text Matching Software)

Turnitin is a web-based text-matching software system. Turnitin have compiled a massive database of digital material by continually cataloguing and indexing the entire Internet using automated web robots. The robots retrieve millions of documents from the internet every day. When a paper is submitted by a student, Turnitin uses advanced pattern-matching technology to identify suspected non-original text in submitted documents. The system returns customised originality reports that provide links to all instances of matching sources which are highlighted and coded.

Using Turnitin is part of La Trobe University's educational approach to minimise plagiarism and ensure the highest standards of academic honesty in assessable work.