Distance Learning Library Services

Basic Information 

The purpose of the Distance Learning Library Services is to meet the research and information needs of students who take classes through the Distance Education Programs and for faculty who teach those classes.

Distance Education Librarian
Dekara Daniel


Turnitin.com, a web-based plagiarism detection software is available to TU faculty. Turnitin.com can be used as a deterrent, but also as an educational tool to teach students how to work with sources and to improve paraphrasing and quoting skills. Turnitin's formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity, and help students become better writers.  

What is Turnitin.com, and How it Works

Students or instructors submit electronic versions of essays toTurnitin.com.Turnitin.com then produces an originality report. This report shows the instructor the results of turnitin.com's comparison of the essay to content on the web, to turnitin.com's database of student writing, and to some databases of common full-text journals. 

The repository to which papers are compared currently consists of three primary databases: 

  • Both a current and an extensively archived copy of the publicly accessible Internet 
  • Commercial pages from books, newspapers, and journals 
  • Student papers already submitted to turnitin.com 
  • Papers can be submitted by teachers or students. 
  • Teachers can submit papers directly to turnitin.com's web site 

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Dekara Daniel at ddaniel@tuskegee.edu.



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Copyright Restriction Information


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies and other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

By submitting an ILL request the user agrees to abide by these copyright restrictions. Copyright guidelines limit the number of articles a library can request during a calendar year from any given periodical title published within the past five years. This applies to all patron requests combined (not just a single individual); therefore, requests are sometimes rejected based on copyright restrictions.