Turnitin and iThenticate Comparison
The comparison table and user flowchart below show the differences between the two tools.
Please select the appropriate tool for your needs.
|Users||For instructors to check students' work in a classroom setting.||For postgraduate students and academic staff/researchers to check their own work.|
|Two methods. Log in to:|
DO NOT sign up for an account on iThenticate's website.
|Quick Start Guides|
|Submissions checked against||Web pages, other content, scholarly journals, student paper database. |
|Web pages, other content, scholarly journals*, ProQuest. |
|Submissions||(By default) added to student paper database.|
Lecturer can change this setting.
|Not added to database.|
|Submission maximum length and size**||400 pages or less, 40 MB or less.||400 pages or less, 40 MB or less.|
|File types||MS Word, Word XML, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, HWP, plain text and MS PowerPoint.||MS Word, Word XML, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, HWP, plain text and OpenOffice (ODT).|
|Privacy||Privacy Pledge.||Privacy Pledge.|
* Search the scholarly journals which iThenticate uses for comparison.
** Exclude non-textual information if you have exceeded the limits.
Adapted from iThenticate > Resources > Academic (retrieved on 1 August 2014).