iThenticate Frequently Asked Questions

iThenticate

What is iThenticate?
What databases does iThenticate check against? 
Who might benefit from using iThenticate?
Is an iThenticate account holder charged a fee for document checking?


Who can use iThenticate  

Who can use iThenticate?
Can a supervisor require a student to submit theses or dissertation chapters to iThenticate?
Can an undergraduate student request an iThenticate account?

How can iThenticate be used 

Can iThenticate be used to check someone else’s work?

Can iThenticate be used to check a co-authored work?

Can University of Manitoba faculty use our iThenticate license to check manuscripts that they are reviewing? 

Can supervisors use iThenticate to check their students’ thesis or dissertations?

Can iThenticate be used to check student assignments?


Working in iThenticate

What file types are recognized?

Can various versions of a document be submitted to iThenticate over time?

Is a document submitted to iThenticate retained by iParadigm and used in the iTheniticate comparison database?

Who has access to the report and can it be shared among colleague and collaborators?


Accessing iThenticate

How do I start to use iThenticate?
Where can I get more help?

To suggest changes or additions to this FAQ Contact: Fred Munson, Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) at iThenticate@umanitoba.ca


 

iThenticate

What is iThenticate?
iThenticate is plagiarism detection software that is designed to be used by researchers to ensure the originality of written work before publication.
What databases does iThenticate check against?
CrossCheck
An initiative of the publisher association CrossRef, CrossCheck is a database populated with content (journal articles, conference proceedings and books) provided by publishers (365+ leading scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishers). As of 2013, 65% of CrossRef publishers participate in CrossCheck, representing most large scholarly publishers.  An increasing percentage of scholarly journals is using iThenticate to check manuscripts submitted for publication.
Internet archive
iParadigms’s proprietary Internet crawler is archived back nearly a decade.
Aggregators, databases, content providers
Over 90 million online and offline subscription content and research titles from leading aggregators, databases and content providers, including: ABC-CLIO, Cengage Learning, EBSCOhost, Emerald Journals, Gale InfoTrac, One File, Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Wiley, PubMed/Medline, SAGE Reference.
PQDT
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) is a research database that includes theses and dissertations from more than 1,000 North American and European graduate schools.Who Can Use iThenticate  
Who might benefit from using iThenticate?

• University of Manitoba Authors seeking to ensure they have sufficiently cited their sources
• Researchers who are preparing to submit a manuscript for publication
• Graduate students preparing to submit a thesis or practicum
• Undergraduate students preparing to submit a thesis

Note: iThenticate cannot be used to check course assignments for graduate or undergraduate students.

Is an iThenticate account holder charged a fee for document checking?
The University has purchased a site license for use by members of the University of Manitoba community. Researchers are not charged a fee to create an individual account nor are they charged a fee to submit and check their documents.
ho can use iThenticate

Who can use iThenticate?
The University of Manitoba has purchased a site license for use by University of Manitoba authors to check documents such as articles and book chapters that they have written and which are to be submitted for publication, grant proposals, theses and practicums.
Can a supervisor require a student to submit theses or dissertation chapters to iThenticate?
No.  Supervisors may ask a student to demonstrate their work is free of any infringement.  Students are strongly encouraged to use iThenticate as a tool to do so.

Can an undergraduate student request an iThenticate account? 
iThenticate is a tool for all researchers.  An undergraduate student can request an iThenticate account to check their undergraduate thesis or a manuscript they have prepared,  to be submitted for publication.  iThenticate should not be used to check papers or essays to be submitted to instructors as a course assignment.

 

How can iThenticate be used

Can iThenticate be used to check someone else’s work?
No.  iThenticate is provided for University of Manitoba authors to check what they themselves have authored or co-authored.
Can iThenticate be used for check a co-authored work?
iThenticate can be used to check works that you have co-authored, although it is recommended that you obtain the consent of all authors prior to using iThenticate. Resulting reports can be shared among co-authors.
Can University of Manitoba faculty use our iThenticate license to check manuscripts that they are reviewing?
No, iThenticate is intended for use by authors to check their own work.

Can supervisors use iThenticate to check their students’ theses or dissertations? 
No.  Undergraduate/graduate students should request their own accounts and submit their own papers to iThenticate. Their reports can be shared with their supervisor via email or by sharing their folder if their supervisor has an iThenticate account. 

Can iThenticate be used to check student assignments?
No. iThenticate is not intended for use by professors to check students work.

 

Working in iThenticate

What types of files are recognized?
MS Word, Word XML, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT) and plain text.

Can various versions of a document be submitted to iThenticate over time?
A revision of a previously uploaded manuscript can be uploaded and checked again, to a maximum of five times. You may choose to submit a substantially revised manuscript as a new submission.
Is a document submitted to iThenticate retained by iParadigm and used in the iThenticate comparison database? 
iThenticate does not add your manuscript to any databases. However, your submissions may be archived by iParadigm.

Who has access to the report and can it be shared among colleagues and collaborators? 
Your iThenticate account and reports are accessible only to you. You may share your reports via email, printout, or download or by giving another iThenticate user access to your folder.  However, please note that any material or communications that you email, post or transmit through iThenticate site are treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.   

 
Accessing iThenticate

How do I start to use iThenticate? 
The first step is to request the creation of a personal iTheniticate account. You may do so by contacting: Fred Munson, Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) at iThenticate@umanitoba.ca  When you log onto iThenticate you will be asked to agree to a User Agreement.  Please read the terms and conditions of the User Agreement very carefully.  You will be asked to grant iThenticate  a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, world-wide, irrevocable license to archive and use any paper you submit in relation to its services.  Also, please note that iParadigms will assume no responsibility for any unauthorized access to or alteration of any paper that you submit to the site. 
Where can I get more help?
Documentation and training materials are available on the iThenticate website: http://www.ithenticate.com/resources/customer-training 

Student Accounts
Please note all student accounts will be disabled on September 1, January 1, and May 1 of each year.  You can re-apply for an account if required.

Academic Accounts
Please note academic accounts will be deleted annually on May 1.  You can re-apply for an account if required.

How do I start to use iThenticate?   
The first step is to request the creation of a personal iTheniticate account. You may do so by contacting iThenticate@umanitoba.ca.  When you log onto iThenticate you will be asked to agree to a User Agreement.  Please read the terms and conditions of the User Agreement very carefully.  You will be asked to grant iThenticate  a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, world-wide, irrevocable license to archive and use any paper you submit in relation to its services.  Also, please note that iParadigms will assume no responsibility for any unauthorized access to or alteration of any paper that you submit to the site. 

Where can I get more help
Documentation and training materials are available on the iThenticate website:
www.ithenticate.com/resources/customer-training