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iThenticate: Plagiarism Detection Software

iThenticate at Einstein

iThenticate plagiarism-detection software is available to Albert Einstein College of Medicine students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. Priority is given to :

  • Students in the Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences 
  • Postdoctoral Fellows in the Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies

iThenticate is a collaboration between the D. Samuel Gottesman Library and the Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences.

To learn more about resources available to help you with your writing projects, please visit the Library's Author's Toolkit research guide.

Using iThenticate

Our iThenticate subscription authorizes a limited number of submissions. Please be judicious and limit your use of iThenticate to one submission for each of the following projects:

  • Qualifying exams
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Theses
  • Grant proposals

Each submission will generate a "Similarity Report" which highlights text that matches previously-published materials. Use this report as a guideline.

It is up to you to determine whether or not the similarity constitutes plagiarism and to make any necessary revisions to your manuscript.


What You Need to Know

  1. One document submission = 25,000 words. A document consisting of 25,0001+ words will count as two submissions. If possible remove title page and reference lists before uploading your manuscript.
  2. Use filters to fine tune reports. You can filter out:
    1. Specific phrases
    2. Bibliographies and reference lists
    3. Text in quotations
  3. Wait until you've finished writing and upload your final draft. Each time you revise a paper and resubmit, it will count as an additional new submission.

Getting Access

  1. Fill out the Request an iThenticate Account form.
  2. Look out from an email message from This message will contain instructions for logging in, including your temporary password.
  3. Your Einstein email address will be your login.

Please note: It may take up to 48 hours to process your account request.

Graduate Students

  • Graduate students have been preregistered for iThenticate.
  • Use your email to login to iThenticate. You can update your email address to once you have logged in.
  • If you don't remember your password, use the "Forgot Password" link on the iThenticate login page.

Request an Account

iThenticate Document Viewer Walk-through


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Nancy Glassman
D.Samuel Gottesman Library
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave.
Bronx, NY 10461
Phone: 718.430.3108
Website Skype Contact: nancy.glassman

Learn More

Here are some resources to help you get started with iThenticate: