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How to Detect Plagiarism: iThenticate

This guide is created to show how to detect plagiarism using multiple resources as well as Lexis' SafeAssign software.

iThenticate for U-M Law Journals

Please contact Ask a Law Librarian (, for more information about using iThenticate for your journal, as well as for login information.

Note: iThenticate is only licensed for use by the Michigan Law community and is not available to non-law users. If you are interested in iThenticate, please contact your home library or the main University Library to let them know you are interested in the product.

iThenticate for U-M Law Faculty

iThenticate is an online plagiarism detection software application. 

U-M Law Faculty members may contact Seth Quidachay-Swan (, Assistant Director for Collections & Access Services, to have a paper checked for plagiarism.

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