Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017     Views: 2244

As far as we know, there is no current subscription to any plagiarism detection software at Harvard.  In 2006, the FAS Instructional Computing Group conducted a pilot of Turnitin for one course.  Subsequently, the university decided not to subscribe.

If you are a student, we suggest that you study the section on Avoiding Plagiarism in the Harvard Guide to Using Sources.

The Harvard College Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct provides resources to students and faculty regarding issues of Academic Integrity.

Faculty can use full-text databases such as Academic Search Premier, Google Books, Google Scholar and JStor to detect plagiarism. You can search for additional full-text resources on our Databases page (look for resources identified with database type "e-books and texts" or "e-journals").

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