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APA (7/e) Style Guide

A guide to help users create citations in APA (American Psychological Association) 7 style.

What Is Plagiarism?

"Plagiarism is the act of presenting the words, ideas, or images of another as your own; it denies the authors or creators of content the credit they are due." (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 254)


NYMC's Student Code of Academic Integrity and Professionalism prohibits plagiarism, and students found violating this code can face consequences as severe as suspension or even dismissal from the college.

Below are some resources that can help you identify and avoid plagiarism.

About Plagiarism

Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorials

How to Check for Plagiarism

The college offers Turnitin software to check for plagiarism. 

For students checking a class assignment:

  1. Go to the assignment screen in Canvas.
  2. You will see an option to check the assignment for plagiarism using Turnitin. 

For students checking their thesis/dissertation/lit review/other:

  1. Log in to Canvas.
  2. Go to Student Resources course for your school (i.e. SHSP or GSBMS).
  3. Click on the Turnitin link on the course homepage.
  4. Click on submit an assignment.
    • NOTE: Your document is NOT officially submitted here; this is just for YOU to check the document for plagiarism.