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Academic Integrity


The College is committed to academic integrity in all its practices. The faculty value intellectual integrity and a high standard of academic conduct. Activities that violate academic integrity undermine the quality and diminish the value of educational achievement.

Cheating on papers, tests or other academic works is a violation of College rules. No student shall engage in behavior that, in the judgment of the instructor of the class, may be construed as cheating. This may include, but is not limited to, plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty such as the acquisition without permission of tests or other academic materials and/or distribution of these materials and other academic work. This includes students who aid and abet as well as those who attempt such behavior.

Citing Lippincott Advisor

Citation example for content retrieved from Lippincott Advisor: 

References Page

Title of article. (Year, Month Date of latest update). Lippincott Advisor. Retrieved Date, from URL

Alopecia. (2020, July 10). Lippincott Advisor. Retrieved September 24, 2021, from

In-Text Citations

Format: ("First word or two of article title," Year)

Example: ("Alopecia," 2019)

Citing the DSM-V

Refer to Section 10.2 (example 32) of the APA Publication Manual, 7th edition, and the APA Style website for more information on citing the DSM-5.

Complete work: 

References Page:

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi-

In-Text Citation:
(American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

Individual Chapter:

References Page:

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Anxiety disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th

In-Text Citation:
(American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

Government Citation Examples

Federal or State Statute

Name of Act, Public Law No. (Year). URL


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Publ. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010).

Report by a Government Agency or Other Organization

Organization Name. (Year). Title of report. URL


United States Government Accountability Office. (2019). Performance and accountability report: Fiscal year 2019 

Report by Individual Authors at Government Agency or Other Organization

Lastname, F. M., & Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of report. Organization Name. URL


Palanker, D., Volk, J., Lucia, K., & Thomas, K. (2018). Mental health parity at risk: Deregulating the individual market and the impact on mental health coverage. National Alliance on Mental Illness. 

APA Citation Guides

Discussion Posts and APA

Using APA in discussion posts is very similar to using APA in a paper. It helps to think of your discussion post as a short APA paper without a cover page.

You need to cite your sources in your discussion post both in-text and in a reference section. If you need help formatting in-text citations, check out our citation examples here.  Your reference citation will go at the end of your discussion post. 

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