Plagiarism is interpreted by the University as the act of presenting the work of others as ones own work, without acknowledgement. Plagiarism is considered academic fraudulent, and an offence against University discipline. The University considers plagiarism to be a major offence, and subject to disciplinary procedures of the University. The University's full statement on plagiarism is set out in the University Calendar, Part I, 'General Regulations and Information', II, Academic progress, p63 - p71.
CAPSL maintains a license agreement with nLearning Ltd for the purpose of using their product TurnItIn so all Trinity Staff have access to the Turnitin Service and can make this available to their students.
TurnItIn is the standard in online plagiarism prevention. It Instantly identifies papers containing unoriginal material from over 40 Million Student Papers, 12 Billion Web Pages, over 10,000 newspapers, Magazines & Scholary journals and Thousands of Books. Turnitin allows educators to check students’ work for academic integrity by searching for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against continuously updated databases using the industry’s most advanced search technology. Every Originality Report provides instructors with the opportunity to teach their students proper citation methods as well as to safeguard their students’ academic integrity. Turnitin is also web Based so compatability between different computers and operating systems isn’t a problem.
To get started, create a student account and login with the class id and class enrollment password given to you by your lecturer. Use your tcd email address when creating the account.
Turnitin have a get started section on their website which has a series of tutorials, resources and manuals.