Research Tools

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What is Turnitin?

Turnitin an educational tool that allows educators to check for the authenticity of students’ work. It is an Internet based service (Web-based).

How does Turnitin work?

Turnitin accepts student papers and then it identifies content copied from either the Internet, previously submitted student papers or subscription database services & e Books. After performing the checks, it will produce ORIGINALITY REPORT.

As a student, how can I register to Turnitin?
  1. Go to and click on the “Create Account” link next to the “Log In” button
  2. Click on the “Student” link in the “Create a New Account” section
  3. The “Create a New Turnitin Student Account” form must be completed to create a new student user account
  4. Enter the Class ID and the Class Enrollment Key** (read notes below).
  5. Enter the user first name, last name, and UTM e-mail address to use as the login for Turnitin
  6. Create a user password. The user password must be between six and twelve characters long and contain at least one letter and one number.
  7. Re-enter the password to confirm it
  8. Select a secret question from the drop-down menu. Enter the answer for the question. Remember and keep this information.
  9. Review the user agreement. To continue using Turnitin, click on “I agree — create profile”

**We STRONGLY RECOMMEND students to obtain the  Class ID from their respective supervisor/faculty to check their theses/assignments for final submission.

What is Class ID and Class Enrollment Key? Where can I get them?

We STRONGLY RECOMMEND students to obtain the  Class ID from their respective supervisor/faculty to check their theses for final submission.

Can I get the Class ID and Enrollment Key from the Library?

Yes, BUT only for the purpose of training and familiarizing yourself with Turnitin. Terms and conditions as stated below:

  1. We DO NOT RECOMMEND students to use this class for FINAL THESIS SUBMISSION.
  2. For FINAL THESIS SUBMISSION, please obtain the Class ID and Enrollment Key from your respective lecturer/supervisor/faculty. Then, submit your assignments/theses to the ‘Class’ created and managed by your respective lecturer/supervisor/faculty.
  3. This is to allow your respective lecturer/supervisor/faculty to VIEW and EVALUATE your similarity report should there be any issue.

To continue, please send a request to by using official UTM e-mail. Please allow at least 3 working days to process your request.

How to submit a paper to check for originality?

You can view Student Quickstart Guide for a step-by-step guide on submitting your first paper to viewing your similarity/originality report.

My originality report shows a very high percentage as it detects my previous submission. What should I do?

Please note that any deletion of Paper/Class/Account that you do on your own won’t definitely removed previous submissions. You need to e-mail the Submission IDs to Please allow at least 3 working days for the system to delete your previous submission.


EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles.

To download the application, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Login using your ACID username and password.
  3. Click on ‘Software Centre’
  4. Select the preferred version to download. The latest is Endnote X8
  5. Copy the ‘Product Key’
  6. Click on Tab -> Download Link
  7. Choose file type -> Windows or Mac
  8. Proceed with installation as you normally would. Insert the ‘Product Key’ when being prompted.

**Please ensure, to set your browser to ‘Enable Pop-Up’ before installing Endnote.

To request for a training session (EndNote for Beginners),
please contact the Librarians in charge:
Ms. Siti Nisrin Mohd Anis
email: | Tel: 07-5530027

UTM Experts (SciVal Experts) is an UTM expertise profiling and research networking tool that helps  Researchers, Students,   Administrators, Managers and Senior leadership identify experts and enable collaboration within their  institution  and across organizations


Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder also are accessible through a website and mobile phone applications.

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. Released in beta in November 2004, the Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America’s largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals. It is similar in function to the freely available CiteSeerX and getCITED. It is also similar to the subscription-based tools, Elsevier’s Scopus and Thomson ISI‘s Web of Science