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How do I use sources without plagiarizing?

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You can avoid plagiarism by knowing when to document a source. Works do not need to be cited for common knowledge. Here are some tips when to cite:

1) Include quotations when using the author's specific words.

2) Paraphrase or refer to an idea in someone else's work.

3) Describe an idea that influenced your work.

4) Use a term or phrase invented by the author.

You may go to the following sources for more information about plagiarism:

Gibaldi, J., & Modern Language Association of America. (2009). MLA handbook for writers of research papers. New York: Modern Language Association of America. Ref 808.027 G35M 7th edition

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Ref 808 A639e 6th edition

The Writer's Handbook Avoiding Plagiarism -The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin

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