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Research Skills: Plagiarism

A step-by-step approach to ensure that you possess the key skills required to find, retrieve and evaluate information on your research topic.


What is Turnitin ?

Turnitin is a web-based teaching tool used for students to prevent plagiarism by checking for originality


Access to Turnitin



Software licenses are allocated to staff members at the official Unisa Turnitin training sessions.

CAES staff members can send their Turnitin access requests to Ms Marthie Van Wyk



All postgraduate students (incl Honours) can submit their work directly to Turnitin.

Students automatically given access from Turnitin once their respective supervisors/lecturers are registered.


Queries regarding Turnitin

All queries regarding the use of Turnitin can be emailed to


 What is iThenticate ?

iThenticate provides web-based plagiarism prevention services to researchers, publishers, and other professionals around the world

Kindly note that this software is only available to staff members who publish, journal editors and researchers (this is NOT for students).


Queries regarding iThenticate

All queries regarding the use of iThenticate can also be emailed to