How do I use sources without plagiarizing?
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