As you conduct your research,
you will be learning new information and incorporating the ideas of
others into your own thoughts. When you write your paper you must give
credit to the sources for the ideas you have used. In short, you must
avoid plagiarism. The standard ways to properly integrate resources
into your research paper include:
Place an excerpt from your source word for word into your paper. The source
must be cited, giving credit to the original author.
a passage from your source in your own words. The source and author
of the passage you paraphrase must be cited.
the key concept or main idea from someone else's work in your own words.
You must give credit for summarized ideas to the original source.
above paragraphs are excerpt from the Library Research Tutorial, at:
style guides that present various formats used in documenting sources. No
matter which one you use, you must be consistant with the format. The
most commonly used ones are:
Citing government information sources using MLA style
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APA (American Psychological Association) format:
Citing electronic resources (from APAStyle.org):