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Communication and Information Technologies: Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?


  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
  • to use (another's production) without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft
  • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.

Source: Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


Turnitin, is a web-based plagiarism detection software. Also ETS e-rater Grammar-Checking Technology is a modul of the Turnitin automatically flags grammar, style, usage and spelling errors. Please send an e-mail to 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 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.

Types of Plagiarism

The Plagiarism Spectrum identifies 10 types of plagiarism based on findings from a worldwide survey of nearly 900 secondary and higher education instructors. Each type has been given an easy-to-remember moniker to help students and instructors better identify and discuss the ramifications of plagiarism in student writing.  Source: Turnitin

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