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English College Composition (102 &112) and HON112

Citation & Annotated Bibliography

When should I cite?

If an idea wasn't yours, you should cite it in-text.  This includes:

  • Direct quotations
  • Paraphrasing (putting someone else's ideas into your own words)
  • Using an idea that someone else gave you in a conversation, email, class, etc.
  • Describing an idea that influenced your work
  • Expert opinion or lending authority to your own opinion
  • Giving any information that isn't common knowledge
  • Using any or all of a previously created work of your own design (yes: self-plagiarism is a real thing)

Annotated Bibliography How-to

Last Updated: Feb 29, 2024 2:10 PM

Avoiding Plagiarism Video

Remember, you can be charged with plagiarism if you:

  • Copy, quote, paraphrase or summarize any source without adequate documentation.
  • Purchase a paper by mail or email.
  • Allow another person to write a paper for you.
  • Submit another person's unpublished work in your name.

from Duke University's Avoiding Plagiarism webpage