Anti-plagiarism software compares submitted papers against databases of documents, books, publications, and internet content to look for similarities. Some software is focused on the originality of the content, while others also check for missed citations and other mistakes that could be characterized as plagiarism.
UNLV currently provides two third-party anti-plagiarism software tools: Turnitin, which is available via WebCampus, and iThenticate, which is available to full-time graduate faculty, all doctoral students, and advanced master's students (those who have completed 15+ graduate credits in their degree program).
The Office of Instructional Technology provides information about using Turnitin.
The Graduate College provides information about iThenticate.