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ENG 111

Locating and Evaluating sources for scholarly research

Types of Use - Summarizing

  • Text is much shorter than original quote or document
  • Must use your own words with limited use of quotations
  • Must reference original source

Types of Use - Paraphrasing

  • Text may be shorter or longer than original quote or document
  • Must use your own words
  • Must reference original source

Types of Use - Quoting

  • Text is exact length of original, unless ellipses are used
  • Author's exact words are used
  • Use of quotation marks around exact words
  • Must reference original source
    • Include page number

What's the Common Denominator?

  • You must reference the original source, no matter how you use another's words
  • Even if the words are changed, anytime you use someone else's work, you always attribute credit to them