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Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, Similarity Check, Text-matching, Turnitin, Draft Coach, AI Writing Detection


What is Turnitin?

Turnitin offers Similarity Check on students' work for proper citation or potential plagiarism. Once a paper is submitted to Turnitin, it will compare with documents in a continuously updated database consisting of current and archived web pages, millions of student papers worldwide, and collections of newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, e-Books and e-Texts.

While students can submit their assignments to Turnitin only when requested by their instructors, HKU staff and students can use Draft Coach to perform prior checking on documents stored on Microsoft Word Online at HKU.


University Policy

The Policy Board of Postgraduate Education has approved that all MPhil and PhD theses submitted from January 1, 2011 and thereafter are required to go through a compulsory plagiarism check via the software Turnitin before submission for examination.


About Plagiarism

Plagiarism is an academic misconduct. Below you may find some useful websites to learn more about Plagiarism:


For enquiries:
HKU staff / students

Email: Email-A-Librarian (To: Turnitin)

HKU SPACE staff / students