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Viewing the Similarity Report

Accessing the Similarity Report



Select My Files from the sidebar.


Find the file containing the document you'd like to view and select its title.

The Similarity Report opens in a new window. If you have a pop-up blocker installed, ensure it allows Turnitin pop-ups.

The similarity match overview

The similarity match overview can be found in the side panel of the document viewer; it provides a breakdown of all the source matches that have been found within a paper, ordered by highest similarity match to lowest.


The similarity match overview provides source matches for student papers, publications, internet web pages, and private repository uploads.


Quotes and bibliography are automatically discounted from an Originality Check Similarity Report.

Selecting a source

By selecting a source in the match overview side panel, this will highlight the match within the document itself. You can use the number and color identifiers to easily link the highlighted text in the document to the source in the match overview side panel.


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Navigating through matches

Selecting a source will display each of its associated matches within the match overview side panel; you can freely navigate through them using the forward and back arrows. However, if there is only one match linked to a source, the arrows will be disabled.


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Match details for a private repository or student paper are unavailable.

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