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Evidence-Based Arguments: Citing Sources Properly


Citing sources properly is essential to avoiding plagiarism in writing. Not citing sources properly could imply that the ideas, information, and phrasing are the author's own. Plagiarism does not just mean copying and pasting another author's words. Plagiarism can occur when authors:

  • do not include enough citations for paraphrased information
  • paraphrase a source incorrectly
  • do not use quotation marks
  • directly copy and paste phrasing from a source without quotation marks or citations

See more information on our Writing With Integrity page.

Student Affairs also has more information on plagiarism and ensuring academic integrity.