Choosing appropriate sources makes avoiding plagiarism easier.
While Google is the "go-to" source for most students, the library has free access to scholarly databases with subject-specific articles, in addition to books. Library databases supply sample citations for most sources.
Examples from Academic Search Complete and Opposing Viewpoints in Context database
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Guest lecture on plagiarism, paraphrases, direct quotations and source citations for students at the UMUC (University of Maryland-University College).
When copying material, whether using copy/paste, making photocopies or handwriting onto notecards, remember to:
Paraphrasing is more than changing a couple of words from a source.