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Check my document for plagiarism

If you are a Grammarly Premium, Grammarly Business, or Grammarly @edu user, you can check your document for plagiarism. Open any document and click the Plagiarism option in the lower-right corner:


When your text is checked for plagiarism, Grammarly may generate a reference, and you will be able to pick a citation format by hovering over the text in brackets. You can click on the citation to copy it to the clipboard and then paste it into your document.

If a reference can’t be generated automatically, Grammarly will suggest citation data to create a reference in accordance with three different formats:

  • Modern Language Association (MLA) 
  • American Psychological Association (APA) 
  • The Chicago Manual of Style

Simply click the corresponding link on a suggestion card and we will automatically redirect you to the online resource that will provide general models for citing your text.

Our plagiarism checker is also available in Grammarly for Microsoft Word on Windows, Grammarly for Microsoft Word on Mac, and Grammarly for iPad

For more information on why plagiarism matters and how to avoid it, please see this article from the Grammarly blog.


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