Incorporating Information from your Sources

Student

Once you've located, evaluated, and organized the sources you plan to use, how do you integrate them into your work? There are a few different ways of using information from your sources:

  1. quoting directly: you quote the source word for word and use "quotation marks" around the text
  2. paraphrasing: you rephrase or restate one idea or concept in your own words
  3. summarizing: you condense several ideas or concepts from the source in your own words

Cite your Sources

Remember, even when you are just summarizing or paraphrasing information you still need to make sure you provide proper citations.