Bibliography and quote exclusion definition

For papers written in English

Bibliography exclusion

Turnitin's machine learning algorithm understands what elements of the paper to exclude from a submission and dynamically removes them from the Similarity Report. Users don't need to specify a specific bibliography section of their paper; we'll do that for you!

Beginning and terminating phrases are still used as a fall back in the rare event of our machine-learning algorithm is unavailable at the time of submission. You can resubmit your paper at a later date to take advantage of this advanced exclusion option.

Quote exclusion

Supported marks

Turnitin will disregard any matches that use the following quotation marks:

"..."

«...»»...«„…“《...》〈...〉『...』

Unsupported marks

Turnitin will not disregard matches using single quotation marks.

'...'

Block quotations

Turnitin will exclude block quotation (an indented block of text) when the original file is a .doc or .docx file.

For papers not written in English

Bibliography

Turnitin can automatically exclude content from a Similarity Report so you can better tailor it to your assignments. We look for specific headings within a submission to understand the beginning and end of what should be excluded.

Turnitin will detect the following keywords and disregard any matches between them:

Beginning phrases

  • work cited
  • works cited
  • citations
  • literature
  • literature cited
  • references and further reading
  • reference list
  • Resources Directory
  • additional reading
  • additional sources
  • annotated bibliography
  • article cited
  • bibliographic record
  • bibliographical references and notes
  • bibliography cited
  • citation
  • cited
  • cited articles
  • cited references
  • cited works
  • endnote
  • endnotes
  • footnote
  • footnotes
  • further information
  • further reading
  • key references
  • list of literature
  • list of references
  • literary sources
  • literature reviewed
  • literature used
  • literatures
  • literatures cited
  • previous work
  • previous works
  • published work
  • published works
  • reference notes
  • references and links
  • references index
  • references list
  • references section
  • referred articles
  • selected references
  • selected works
  • selective bibliography
  • sitography
  • source link
  • source list
  • sources
  • sources cited
  • used literature
  • used sources
  • works received
  • textbooks
  • reference
  • references
  • reference cited
  • references cited
  • reference and note
  • references and note
  • reference and notes
  • references and notes
  • reference & note
  • references & note
  • reference & notes
  • references & notes
  • resource
  • resources
  • bibliography

Terminating phrases

When the document reaches any of the following words in the paper, it will resume the similarity check:

  • appendix
  • appendices
  • glossary
  • table
  • tables
  • acknowledgment
  • acknowledgments
  • acknowledgement
  • exhibits
  • acknowledgements
  • figure
  • figures
  • chart
  • charts

Quotes

Supported marks

Turnitin will disregard any matches that use the following quotation marks:

"..."

«...»»...«„…“《...》〈...〉『...』

Unsupported marks

Turnitin will not disregard matches using single quotation marks.

'...'

Block quotations

Turnitin will exclude block quotation (an indented block of text) when the original file is a .doc or .docx file.