Choosing the appropriate sources will make writing the paper and avoiding plagiarism easier. While Google is the "go-to" source for most students, the library has databases with subject specific articles at no charge, in addition to books. Check the Research Guides for sources for specific subject areas. Library databases and the library catalog offer sample citations for most sources.
When selecting a source for your paper, evaluate the source for its appropriateness and usefulness by asking:
When copying material, whether using copy/paste, making photocopies or handwriting onto notecards, remember to:
Guest lecture on plagiarism, paraphrases, direct quotations and source citations for students at the UMUC (University of Maryland-University College).
Quote from your sources as appropriate, but note the following:
1) Place quotation marks around exact wording you use from a source
2) Always use quotes if the quote best expresses the author's wording
3) Be wary of long quotes. You may need to summarize or paraphrase
4) Quote only what you fully understand