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Understanding the Originality Report

Match Overview

  

MATCH OVERVIEW

The Match Overview gives you a breakdown of all the matches that have been found in the paper and allows you to clearly view the similarity score. Matches are ordered by highest instance of similarity down to the lowest. Each match has a color and a number attached to it. These color tags will help you to find the match on the paper itself.

  1. To view the Match Overview, click on the red, numerical similarity score from the product toolbar.

Numerical Similarity

  1. The Match Overview will be displayed within the Match Overview side panel.

Match Overview

  1. Having clicked the Match Overview icon, this will also highlight any matches within the paper itself. Each match can be color coded to help you identify them easily.

Example of Matches in Paper

  1. By clicking on one of the sources from the Match Overview side panel, you can discover how many matches have been found for each source. Click the navigation arrows to jump from one match to the next; this will move you through the paper itself.

Match 1 of 3

  1. Should you wish to see a match breakdown for each source, click the arrow to the right of the source.

17% Match

  1. You can now see a large list of all the sources concerning this particular match. Click any of these matches to be directed to it on your paper.

All Sources

Viewing Source Details

  

VIEWING SOURCE DETAILS

  1. If you would like to see more information regarding the text that has matched to a source, click on the source number from within the paper

Text Match Example

  1. A pop-up box will appear; this will show you further details relating to the source that your writing has been matched with.

Source Details

  1. Should you wish to view the source in more depth, click on the Full Source View icon in the top right-hand corner of the pop-up.

Full Source Icon

  1. he right-hand side panel will change to Full Source Text, which you can scroll through to read in detail.

Full Source Text

  1. Click the X icon in the top right-hand corner of the side panel to return to the Match Overview.

Full Source Text Exit

All Sources

  

ALL SOURCES

In the All Sources side panel, all of the sources that have been found are displayed and sorted by highest percentage to lowest percentage match. Clicking on any source will change the navigation bar at the top of the page, displaying how many times that this source has matched in the paper. Clicking the arrows will allow you to see where these have matched on the page. You can further refine this navigation by clicking on an individual page within a source; this will simply show you matches from that specific sub-source.

  1. To view All Sources, click on the red graph icon from the similarity toolbar.

All Sources Panel

  1. You can now see a large list of all the sources for this paper. Click any of these matches to be directed to it on your paper.

Sources Example

  1. Click the X icon in the top right-hand corner of the side panel to close the full panel.

All Sources Exit

Changing Filters and Settings

  

CHANGING FILTERS AND SETTINGS

You may apply several different filters to your report, should you wish to make any exclusions.

EXCLUSION BY TEXT TYPE

  1. Click the red Filter icon from the similarity toolbar.

Filter Icon

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

Filters and Settings Panel

  1. Click Apply Changes to confirm this change. This will regenerate the similarity report to include your exclusions.

Apply Changes Button

EXCLUSION BY NUMBER

  1. Click the red filter icon from the similarity toolbar.

Red Filter Icon

  1. From the Filters and Settings side panel, use the radio and text boxes to make report exclusions. You may exclude sources that are less than a certain number of words or a certain percentage of words.

    For example, filtering by 10 words will exclude all sources with a cumulative match word count that is less than 10 words.

Exclude Sources Buttons

REPORT MULTI-COLOR HIGHLIGHTING

  1. To apply multi-color highlighting to the similarity report, click the red Filter icon from the similarity toolbar.

Red Filter Icon

  1. From the Filters and Settings side panel, use the Multi-Color Highlighting checkbox to turn multi-color highlighting on and off in the similarity report.

Multi-Color Highlighting Checkbox

  1. To save your filters and/or settings, click the Apply Changes button.

Apply Changes Button

Excluding Source via Match Overview

  

EXCLUDING SOURCES VIA MATCH OVERVIEW

You may apply several different filters to your report, should you wish to make any exclusions.

  1. To exclude sources from the similarity report using the Match Overview side panel, click the red numerical similarity score from the similarity toolbar. If the similarity layer was inactive, it will now be activated, highlighting all on-paper matches.

Match Overview Panel

  1. All matches will be displayed within the Match Overview side panel.

Match Overview Results
 

  1. To access each match in more detail and exclude sources, click the arrow to the right of the relevant similarity percentage.

 

 

Similarity Percentage

  1. At the bottom of the Match Breakdown side panel, click the Exclude Sources button.

Exclude Sources Button

  1. Using the checkboxes, select the source(s) you would like to exclude from the paper's similarity report, and click the red Exclude button.

Note: By clicking the Exclude (x) button, this will recalculate the similarity score.

Exclude Source Checkbox

Excluding Sources via All Sources

  

EXCLUDING SOURCES VIA ALL SOURCES

You may apply several different filters to your report, should you wish to make any exclusions.

  1. To exclude sources from the similarity report using the All Sources side panel, click the graph icon from the similarity toolbar. If the similarity layer was inactive, it will now be activated, highlighting all on-paper matches.

Graph Icon

  1. Click the Exclude Sources button at the bottom of the All Sources side panel.

Exclude Sources Button
 

  1. Use the checkboxes to select the sources that you'd like to exclude from the similarity report.

 

 

Excluded Sources
 

  1. Click the red Exclude (x) button at the bottom of the All Sources side panel. The button will provide a count of the number of sources you have chosen to exclude. Alternatively, click the Cancel button to clear your selection.

Note: By clicking the Exclude (x) button, this will recalculate the similarity score.

Exclude button

Viewing Excluded Sources

  

VIEWING EXCLUDED SOURCES

You may apply several different filters to your report, should you wish to make any exclusions.

  1. To view sources that have been excluded from the similarity report, click the red exclude icon from the similarity toolbar. If the similarity layer was inactive, it will now be activated, highlighting all on-paper matches.

Exclude Sources

  1. If you have not excluded any sources from the similarity report, you will simply receive a notification advising No sources have been excluded for this report.

Excluded Sources
 

  1. If you have excluded any sources from the paper's similarity report, you can find a list of excluded sources in the Excluded Sources side panel.

a. To restore only some of the excluded sources, use the checkboxes to select the relevant sources. Click the Restore button to continue.

b. To restore all of the excluded sources in the list, click the Restore All button.

Note: You do not need to refresh the similarity report to see these sources reflected in the similarity score.

Restore Excluded Source