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2018 January 3rd

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What's new


Administrators can select the search repository settings that users have access to


We've made it easy for administrators to exclude different parts of the Turnitin database. Navigate to the account settings page and make your changes. By default, all accounts have access to: 


Internet: Turnitin's 'web crawler' has been actively archiving websites for years and currently has over 62 billion current and removed pages in our database. 


Publications: Turnitin partners with leading content publishers to create a robust collection of over 160 million articles from library databases, textbook publishers, digital reference collections, subscription-based publications, homework helper sites, and books. 



Users can opt to exclude search repositories from a Similarity Report


Administrators can choose which repositories documents are automatically compared against. However, users can further refine this by excluding certain repositories either for all their uploaded documents or on a per-document basis. Head over to the Settings page, or open a document, to get started.



Users can exclude different content types from a Similarity Report


Bibliographies and quotes are included in a Similarity Report by default. You can change these defaults from the Settings page or change them for an individual document. Any changes to the default settings will only apply to future uploads, you'll have 



Users can exclude specific sources


Excluding sources allows you to remove individual sources that you do not want a document to match against. Excluding a source will adjust the Similarity Score accordingly. For example, you may use this functionality to exclude a cover sheet your organization uses for all uploads or to exclude a specific website. You can exclude individual or multiple sources. Reincluding a source is just as easy. 



2017 December 20th 


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What's new


You can now print a report with all sources included


We've made a list, we've checked it twice, and now you can print it... nice! Want the printed version of the Similarity Report to show all the matching sources, rather than just the top ones? Before you use the print preview feature, you'll need to make a quick change. In the sources sidebar, simply switch your source view over to All Sources view to determine the data shown in the print preview.



2017 December 13th



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What's new


View all of your pending Aspen user invitations in one go


Have you been finding it a little hard to keep track of the users you've invited to try out Aspen? Now, you'll find a Pending Invites link on the Users page. The Pending Invites page allows you to edit a user's details or resend their welcome invite email at any time.



Email addresses must be unique within an organization


When creating a new Aspen account within the same organization, you must use a unique email address. For example, Lauren Santiago works at two organizations: Books&Journals and The Journal Review. She uses the same email address for each organization. However, to adopt more than one user type within the same organization, she must use a different email address.




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Fixes and enhancements


Fixed! The Learn more... link now redirects correctly


In a few places, you may have noticed that Learn more... links would load to the correct page but could make Aspen itself jump back to the inbox. Now, when you load a Learn More link, you'll be able to navigate back to the page you previously had open.

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