Answered By: ic
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016     Views: 1343

You can submit your research paper to Turnitin and receive an Originality Report which will indicate the extent of 'originality' within your paper. You will be able to submit your paper as many times as you wish. These submissions will NOT be saved into the Turnitin database.

Turnitin is accessed from within the Research Training vUWS site. You will need to register to be eligible to access this site. 

Eligible higher degree research students can register to access this site by sending your student details in an email request to

 To locate the Turnitin link:

  • Login into vUWS with your Western Account details
  • Locate Research Training vUWS site from the course listing
  • Once you are in the Research Training vUWS site, click on the Turnitin link under Research Tools. The link is located in the 'Turnitin- Plagarism Checking Tool' folder
  • To submit your paper to Turnitin, go to:  Turnitin for Higher Degree Research Candidates >> View/Complete

Note: Only the first submission of the paper will generate an immediate originality report. It can take 24 hours for an originality report to be available for subsequent submissions.

All Master of Research students will have access to the Master of Research Hub-Site in vUWS which contains a Turnitin link.

For further assistance, please contact the Academic Integrity Officer

For technical help with Turnitin please contact the IT service desk.



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