You must always carefully cite the sources you are using in your papers, essays and theses. That is why it is of most importance that you note down precisely which sources you are using, right from the start of your research. Note down the exact title description and page number of the source you are using. You must also indicate when you are using a particular passage literally (citation) and when you are rephrasing a passage in your own words (paraphrasing). You can manage your literature in various ways:
- Make a list of all publications you have used for your paper, essay or thesis in a Word document or a Google Docs document
- Save physical sources, such as print-outs of journal articles
- Use special software to save references to the literature, such as Mendeley, Endnote or Zotero
Turnitin, is a web-based plagiarism detection software. Also ETS e-rater Grammar-Checking Technology is a modul of the Turnitin that automatically flags grammar, style, usage and spelling errors. Please send an e-mail to swadminmetu.edu.tr to use the service. Name, academic/administrative position and department at METU should be specified in this mail.
iThenticate is a tool that enabling academicians, editors, and reviewers to check and analyze the similarity of articles, and drafts by comparing millions of websites and databases. iThenticate software is comprehensive content about evaulating scholarly publications. To access the software faculty members must apply with name-surname, department, academic title and institutional email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Intihal.net software is comprehensive content about evaluating scholarly publications. Accessing the software ODTU members must apply with an institutional email address to the program. A librarian will approve accounts.