Access & Service is Limited to
only University Members.
Turnitin is Similarity
(plagiarism) screening software.
Library has subscribed Turnitin, the
anti-plagiarism software and provided registrations to all the faculty
members of the University
members are requested that when using the Plagiarism check for Research
Scholars and Students, they must operate with the category "NO REPOSITORY'
of the Articles, draft copy of Thesis, Dissertation and Project reports in
their respective School, Department or Centres.
The library will
be screening the final report of the Thesis, Dissertation, and Project
"Under the Repository".
About Turnitin (Functionality
Turnitin software checks the text
similarity and generate score report indicating similarity in percentage.
It screens through 1) published
documents, 2) open access content on WWW and 3) Turnitin repository of
already submitted student papers. (So if any
students/faculty's draft document is erroneously saved in repository, it
generates high similarity score)
It can optionally exclude the
bibliography/references at the end of document from the similarity score
It can optionally exclude text
written in double quotes (". . . . . . .")
While verifying the draft document
While Screening for verification of
similarity through Turnitin, Please do not Save / Submit the document to
Please select 'No Repository' in
Please do not delete the documents
submitted in Class and assignments.
Download the similarity report and
digital receipts of every submission because it contains valid information -
Similarity in text, the paper ID/Submission ID, date of submission, author
and title etc. details for future use (for deleting the documents from Turnitin
repository if any erroneously submitted).
Theses/Dissertations/Project Reports only)
(After completing the supervisors
corrections and before final submission to University)
INFLIBNET Centre, Ahamedabad facilitated Turnitin Software to all the universities signed MOU for SHODHGANGA Project
(Uploading university Ph.D. Theses to INFLIBNET Theses Repository).
University of Hyderabad also
received the software for the year 2014 (April) to May 2015 for screening theses to detect the similarity, if any
with already published content.
Further, the library
continued subscription to Turnitin from the year 2015, onwards.
Submit Details Online.
It should be
filled by Research Supervisors as an endorsement to your students
Email the students
theses/dissertations/projects (as one document i.e.
Introduction to Conclusion) to -
Library will send the 'Screened Report' through the same mail
during working hours
Students/Research scholars should prints of similarity score part of the report
(generated at the end) in required number
and bring for library's certification.
Report should be
enclosed with Thesis/Dissertation/Report at the end in all
copies before submission to the university
* Please Note:
Library screens document through 1.
Current & Archived Content on Internet (Web Free sources) 2.
Periodicals, Journals & Publications 3. Student's Repository
Library will not exclude any
source/s (self publications or earlier submissions etc.)
Library will not repeat the screening process, if score is equal to
10% or below (University's
accepted percentage of similarity).
Library will not screen articles
for publication, draft documents etc. Please avail such service in your
Preparation of Document for Screening
in the Library
Keep your notes, draft, own writings
and your sources separate
Don't copy and paste the content
from other sources
In case you are using
Definition/Factual Reports/Population Statistics from different
sources (even your own), write the text in "quotes". Quote your sources properly both 'in
text' and also 'in bibliographical references'.
Acknowledge your sources explicitly
when paraphrasing (change of words with synonyms, restructuring sentences or
paragraphs of text) both 'in text' and also 'in bibliographical references'.
Remove preliminary pages of
thesis/dissertation, or project report viz. title page, declaration,
certification, acknowledgements, lists of tables/figures, vocabulary, Bibliography,
Follow the citation styles as
prescribed by your research guide/department/school. Some globally followed
citation styles are like APA, MLA, Chicago etc...
Since most of the scholarly content
is currently published online, use anti-plagiarism software to detect
similarities if any your manuscript before submitting to the university.
The file must be less than 400 pages
and less than 20 MB.
Microsoft Word or PDF
preferably in PDF (as the size will be comparatively lesser)
Please combine all the
chapters into one document (Introduction to Conclusion)
(This is not the university
policy. The following guidelines are provided to researchers/authors to give an
understanding about what is plagiarism and how to avoid it)
"Plagiarism is considered
as academic dishonesty. It is the action or practice of taking someone
else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft”.
The expression of
original ideas in any form is considered intellectual property and is protected by copyright
Almost all forms of
expressions, original inventions fall under copyright protection as long as they are recorded in some
way (such as a book, article, art piece, musical score or a computer file)
Turning in someone
else's work as your own
ideas from someone else's work without giving credit (acknowledgement)
Failing to put a
quotation in quotation marks in text
information about the source of a quotation
Manipulating the already published
data or presenting the fake data in your work
Paraphrasing, changing words and
sentence structure of a source is considered as
copying if the source is not duly acknowledged.
Taking so many
words or ideas from a source or different sources that makes up the majority of your work,
whether you give credit or not is considered as copying.
Submission of the same work to more
than one course
What is not Plagiarism?
Some practices are also allowed while
using the text from other authors' documents in their own writings.
Few words of similarity (that can be
coincidental among others)
Reiterating popular writers sayings,
use of symbols, application of formulae, images, Figures and models
Facts or common knowledge, widely
Quotations: Reproduction of an
author's exact words. 1) Parenthetical citation (with or without signal
phrase), 2) Footnotes, 3) Endnotes
Bibliographic reference at the end
For more details - See the
Harvard Guide to Using Sources
The service is
limited to UOH Academic Community
It is mandatory to
screen PhD theses, M.Phil Dissertations and Projects before
submitting to the university.
Based on the general practices at
various Universities/Institutions, the similarity tolerance limit may be kept as
10%. The Supervisor has to go through the report generated by
Anti-Plagiarism software before certifying the same.
The research scholar
in his/her declaration and research Supervisor in his/her certificate has to
certify/declare that the thesis is a plagiarism-free as per the norms of the
University. (As per University norms less than 10%
similarity index can be considered as plagiarism-free)
The responsibility of
getting the statement of plagiarism statistics from the Library lies with the
Scholar. The Supervisor can also log into the respective Anti-Plagiarism
software website with the help of Library staff and
download the report.
policy of the University will be applicable to Ph.D Theses, M.Phil Dissertations
Not applicable to regional languages
Council, 82nd Meeting held on 15.09. 2018
O/o Controller of Exams, Ltr No:- UH/Exams/2016 Dt:- 25-10-16
the CIRCULAR & CERTIFICATE