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English Language Studies Students


Now that you've found relevant sources, learn how to cite them to avoid plagiarism.

Plagiarism: How to avoid it

This video from Bainbridge State College explains how to avoid plagiarism when writing a research paper.  

When to Cite Sources

Just as important as knowing how to cite your sources is knowing when to cite your sources.

This guide from Princeton University is an excellent overview.

  • Cite when you use a direct quotation
  • Cite when you paraphrase
  • Cite when you summarize a source's ideas
  • Cite when you include facts, information, or data
  • Cite supplementary information that you might not be able to include in the body of your paper


(Princeton University. Academic Integrity at Princeton University, 2011.