Avoid plagiarism by properly citing the sources you use in your research.
- When you use information from a source you must provide:
- a citation on your Works Cited page
- an in-text citation in your paper
You can either directly quote your source or, even better, paraphrase information from your source. Both instances need to be cited in the text of your paper and on the Works Cited page following the body of your paper.
- Use quotation marks to set off the information that comes directly from your source:
- any time you use someone else's exact words
- an important phrase or terminology
- A paraphrase is someone else's idea written in your own words and voice
- Other information that must be cited includes:
- social media