Quoting and Paraphrasing

There are two main ways to incorporate information taken from a source in your paper: quoting and paraphrasing. In both cases, you must cite your sources afterwards.

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Formatting a citation

Citing your sources properly means using the proper format for the citation style you are using. The one you should be using depends on the course you’re following. Your teacher will tell you which style to use.

To learn about the exact formatting for the main styles used at Champlain College, look at the navigation bar at the top of the page and select a page under the “Citation Styles” button.

Tip: This page concludes the UnlockingResearch step-by-step tutorial to research. Feel free to go back to any section you would like to read again.

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