Excluding an individual source

Sometimes, you may notice that a source is included in the Similarity Report that you didn't intend, or there may be a source you think was permissible, and don't want it to contribute to the overall similarity score.

  1. When you are viewing a similarity report, from the sources sidebar, choose a source view.

    Top sources: A list of the top sources found in the document

    All Sources: A list of all sources that have matched in the document.

    Excluding from either of these views will also exclude it from the other view

  2. Hover over the source you would like to exclude. An eye icon with a strike through it will appear.

    Select this icon to exclude this source.
  3. Excluding a sub-domain will only remove the match from that level of the domain. If there are multiple matches, from different parts of a single domain, they will be treated differently.

    For example: help.turnitin.com would be a different source to example.turnitin.com

  4. You're all done! The similarity score will be updated to reflect the exclusion you have just made. 
    Made a mistake? Learn how to re-inlcude a source.