Q. How do I make sure I'm avoiding plagiarism when I use sources?

Answer

If the material you are quoting, paraphrasing or summarizing is...

  • someone else's knowledge
  • uncommon knowledge
  • an exact copy (a quotation) of someone else's words (or image)

Or

  • it adds value that serves purposes other than giving credit (such as helping a reader find an original source, or adding authority to your ideas)

Or

  • you're not sure

the material needs to be cited!

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  • How to Avoid Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism

    Learn how to avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, including how to identify plagiarism, understand its risks and consequences, cite sources properly, and develop sound writing practices.

    Academic Writer

    © 2020 American Psychological Association.

  • Last Updated Oct 17, 2020
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  • Answered By Cynthia Hunt

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