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Annotated Bibliography

An Introduction to Annotated Bibliographies

Avoiding Plagairism

  • Always cite everything that is not your own idea, even if you came up with that idea on your own before you found it in sources.
  • If you paraphrase an author by restating his or her ideas in your own words, you must cite the source
  • When quoting an author directly, use quotation marks to separate the author's words from your own, and follow the quotation with a citation.
  • Use quotation marks when repeating more than three consecutive words from the source.
  • If you are unsure whether to cite, ask someone.