Release time:2021-05-3041

Database Introduction

Turnitin is a tool for original work detection by checking inappropriate citation and potential plagiarism. To use it, you should first obtain an account from the administrator (the librarian) and then login with the account and password. Since cost of using Turnitin is correlated to the number of accounts opened, to regulate use of its accounts, the library now formalizes the following procedures:

  1. There are two kinds of accounts for Turnitin users, instructor account and student account. The library will only open account for instructors. If students need to use Turnitin for class assignment, please ask your instructor to create a class and open student accounts in the class.

  2. How to create an instructor account: One needs to send his/her email address and name to zhangyx@sustech.edu.cn . After the account is created, he/she will receive an email from Turnitin containing a link to activate his/her Turnitin account.

  3. If one has an existing account, one does not need to re-apply. Please change the email address with Turnitin to be ended with @sustech.edu.cn if you have registered with @sustc.edu.cn before.


A kind reminder: Turnitin is mainly to compare articles in English databases, so using Turnitin for detecting Chinese articles is not recommended.


Instructor Quick Start Video:

Part1-Add class, Enroll students.mp4

Part2-Submitting assignment.mp4

Part3-Evaluating originality repots.mp4

Part4-Providing feedbacks and grading.mp4

Responsible Librarian
Yixi Zhang (+86-755-88010841, zhangyx@sustech.edu.cn)
1. Any downloading of library-subscribed electronic resources by software or tool is prohibited.
2. Any systematically over-downloading of full-text documents from library-subscribed databases is prohibited.
3. Use of proxy server or providing VPN account to unauthorized users is prohibited.
4. Without the prior permission of the library, redistributing library-subscribed resources in bulk to unauthorized users or via proxy server is prohibited.
5. Violators of the above rules will be punished based on results of thorough investigation.