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What is iThenticate?

iThenticate is a plagiarism detection and prevention platform that helps to ensure the originality of written work prior to submission and publication. The use of this tool assists authors in avoiding accidental misconduct by comparing their manuscripts against a database of 60 billion Web pages and 49 million scholarly works.

What is the difference between iThenticate and Turnitin?

iThenticate is for mainly intended for researchers to check their own work. Turnitin is designed to allow faculty to check the work of their students.

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Currently, iThenticate accounts are only available to HKBU faculty and staff.

Students that want to check their assignments should make use of Turnitin.

Account registration

Eligible users can register for an iThenticate via BUniport.

Important: Make sure that you have not previously created an iThenticate account. Creating a second iThenticate account will result in access problems. Refer to this FAQ for more details.

If you are sure you do not already have an account, follow the first-time set-up steps below to create your iThenticate account:

  1. Login to BUniport
  2. Go to WorksResearch
  3. Click on iThenticate | Plagiarism Detection Software as highlighted in the screenshot below, then follow the on-screen instructions

After you have completed the first-time setup, you can go directly to the iThenticate website and login using your credentials.

Support and troubleshooting

For assistance in the use of iThenticate, please contact the University's eLearning Support Team (

You may also want to consult the following tutorial videos produced by iThenticate:

iThenticate: How to Get Started

iThenticate Document Viewer Walk-Through

iThenticate: How to Create and Manage Folders

iThenticate: How to Set Your Preferences

iThenticate: How to Interpret Results