iThenticate Versus Turnitin
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iThenticate and Turnitin are both plagiarism prevention tools, but they have different intended audiences. The table below summarizes the differences and provides further details:

  iThenticate Turnitin
Intended use For faculty and researchers to check their own work For instructors to check student work in a classroom setting
Access Direct login via BUniport Create Turnitin assignments in BU Moodle
Submissions checked against

  • Millions of online and offline subscription content and research titles from academic and scholarly publishers
  • 60 billion web pages archived by iThenticate's Internet crawler


  • Current and archived content from the internet, a repository of works students have submitted to Turnitin in the past, and a collection of documents, which comprises thousands of periodicals, journals, and publications.


Privacy iThenticate Privacy Pledge Turnitin Privacy Pledge
Help and support Questions about iThenticate and Turnitin can be directed to the University's eLearning Support Team (