Writers must be credited for their ideas and their writing. Not to do so is to plagiarize.
Plagiarism is defined as intentionally or unintentionally using the ideas, language, or work of another without acknowledgement that such material is not one's own.
Whenever you quote, paraphrase, summarize, or otherwise refer to the work of another, you are required to cite its source.
At CCAD, the most common citation styles used are MLA (Modern Language Association, used in English classes), Chicago/Turabian Notes and Bibliography (used in art history), and APA (American Psychological Association, used in the social sciences). There are style manuals for each style that you can use.
You need to cite your sources whenever you:
You do NOT need to cite:
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What are the differences among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing?
These three ways of incorporating other writers' work into your own writing differ according to the closeness of your writing to the source writing.
Why use quotations, paraphrases, and summaries?
Quotations, paraphrases, and summaries serve many purposes. You might use them to:
For more information on how to incorporate quotations, paraphrases, and summaries in your research papers, try these sites: