What is iThenticate?

iThenticate is a web-based program that allows you to check your written work for similarity to other published works. The program compares text in uploaded documents to an extensive database of web pages and scholarly content.

Using iThenticate can help you:

iThenticate is available to HDR Candidates and Research Staff at many universities in Australia already, and its use is becoming widely viewed as standard practice for researchers and thesis examiners worldwide.

How do I get access to iThenticate?

Access is automatically maintained via the JCU Central Authentication Service. Every HDR candidate with a current enrolment will be able to use the iThenticate program.

If you are a HDR Advisor you can request access to iThenticate by emailing

Need help?

The iThenticate User Guide will help you to navigate the program. If you can’t find what you are looking for please don’t hesitate to contact the Graduate Research School at