The iThenticate application helps evaluate research and grant writing by faculty, staff, and graduate students. iThenticate is also used by major granting agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy.

iThenticate was created using similar technology from iParadigms, and procured by under the same MSU licensing agreement as Turnitin.

How iThenticate Works

iThenticate scans drafts of research articles and grant proposals for missed citations and other mistakes that could be characterized as plagiarism prior to submission or publication.

iThenticate scans against:

  • A database of materials available on the Internet
  • More than 26,000,000 published research articles
  • 80 global scientific, technical and medical publishers
  • More than 1 million abstracts and citations from PubMed
  • More than 20,000 scholarly research titles from EBSCOhost and the Gale InfoTrac OneFile.

Check with journals common to your discipline or field to see if iThenticate scans against those specific databases.

MSU faculty, staff, and graduate students can use iThenticate to help evaluate and correct their work prior to submission or publication by requesting an account on the MSU iThenticate account.

To request, call contact the IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 or toll free at (844) 678-6200. Learn more about iThenticate training.