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ENG 110 - College Composition

This guide provides resources to support the College Composition course and assignments.

incorporating sources

Incorporating Sources


Here are a few suggestions on how to incorporate sources into a research paper.

how to incorporate sources

How to Incorporate Sources

Options for Using Sources

Options For Using Sources

  • Summarize
  • Paraphrase
  • Quote

Tips for Integrating Sources

Tips for Incorporating Sources

  • You must cite whether you quote, paraphrase, or summarize.
  • Limit block quotes (see example to right).
  • Always include information about where a quotation came from and why it's relevant to your research.
  • If you introduce and comment on every quote, your voice becomes distinct from that of your sources.
  • Summarize in your own words to facilitate reader understanding when you need to include several sources in a small space.
  • See more (University of Illinois U-C)

Online Guides to Integrating Sources

Online Help

in-text citations

Samples of In-Text Citations

Sample In-Text Citations

Try integrating quotations into your text using short quotations that you introduce or otherwise explain:

In-text citation examples


Additionally, you can utilize block quotes such as in the following example:

Block quote citation example

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