plagiarism tutorial

highlighting textHow to Cite


To quote another author or resource, you should use that author’s exact words. This means that you need to copy the words exactly as they appear in the original, and add quotation marks at the beginning and end to indicate that the information is a direct quote. You must also provide information about the original source of the quotation and cite it in your work. In addition, it is often recommended that you introduce a quote with your own words, and that you provide explaination or analysis right after the quote.

You may decide to use a quotation if:

  1. The author’s language is noteworthy
  2. You intend to analyze the passage quoted in great detail; or
  3. Summarizing or paraphrasing the passage would result in a misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the author’s meaning or words.
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