Excluding quotes and bibliographic material

When you choose to exclude quotes, our system will recognize quotes by the use of double quotation marks - "like this" - or paragraph indentations in a Microsoft Word® document. Single quotations - 'like these' - are not recognized as quotes.

When you choose to exclude bibliographies, our system will detect the following keywords and disregard matches in the paper after that point:

  • References
  • References cited
  • References and notes
  • Resources
  • Bibliography
  • Works cited

However, when the paper reaches the following words in the paper, it will resume the similarity check:

  • Appendix
  • Appendices
  • Glossary
  • Table
  • Tables
  • Acknowledgment
  • Acknowledgments
  • Exhibits
  • Figure
  • Figures
  • Chart
  • Charts
  1. To exclude different types of text from the similarity report, click the red Filter icon from the similarity toolbar. If the similarity layer was inactive, it will now be activated, highlighting all on-paper matches.

  2. From the Filters and Settings side panel, use the check boxes to make bibliography and quote exclusions from the similarity report.

    A recent update to similarity scoring may affect your assignments if you've opted to exclude the bibliography.

  3. Click Apply Changes to confirm this change. This will repaint the similarity report with your change now reflected in the assignment.

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