Plagiarism Support

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism could be simply define as presenting someone elses work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement. All published and unpublished material, whether in manuscript, printed or electronic form, is covered under this definition. Plagiarism may be intentional or unintentional. Under the regulations for examinations, plagiarism is a disciplinary offence.

How to avoid plagiarism?

Vanessa Garofalo. (2018, April 5). How to Avoid Plagiarism in 5 Easy Steps [Video].




  • It is a text-matching tool
  • Turnitin checks electronically submitted papers against over 60 billion web pages, 600 million student papers, and 130 million academic journal articles
  • This provides an originality report in which matching text is underlined, color coded, and linked to the original source
  • Turnitin could be used to encourage and educate students about the importance of academic integrity

Access to Turnitin is available through Library for staff and students of University of Moratuwa

  • To obtain the access to Turnitin, you need to contact the library through or with the following details

Name, Library Registration Number, Status (Student or Staff), Department, Faculty, Contact Number, If a student, please indicate your course

  • Library will send you the instructions on using the service after adding you to the Turnitin. You will have access to Turnitin as long as you have access to Library, University of Moratuwa.

Click here to sign up for a Turnitin account.