IT and Library Services

Plagiarism Detection (Turnitin)

The Plagiarism detection service is a cloud-based solution which is integrated with the Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle).

Turnitin checks submitted documents against its database and the content of other websites to identifying similarities with existing sources.

Key Service Information

Features and Benefits

  • Checks for improper citation or potential plagiarism
  • Database contains 45+ billion web pages, 337+ million student papers and 130+ million articles from academic books and publications.
  • Preserves the original format of the submission
  • Originality reports show the original source with the percentage of content originating from that source.
  • Allows filtering out of bibliographic, quoted or small match sizes.
  • 24/7 Access from a Web Browser
  • Enables provision of rich feedback on any type of assignment
  • Quickmark allows tutors to add standard or custom marks and comments directly on the student's work.


The service is available to all members of university staff and students


    Support hours:

    09.00 - 17.00 weekdays other than University and Bank Holidays

    User service issues:

    Any dissatisfaction with the service should be addressed in the first instance to the IT Service Desk:
    Telephone: 020 8331 7555, visit the IT Service Desk pages or you may also submit a query online

Help & further information

Staff wishing to find out more should go to the Turnitin online help

Any queries regards creating Turnitin assignments in Moodle should go to your Faculty Moodle representative. Any other Turnitin enquiries should go directly to Turnitin support.