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Plagiarism

This LibGuide defines Plagiarism and provides the basic concepts and citation styles to help one avoid plagiarism.

Direct Quotes

There are two types of direct quotes you can use in your writing:

  1. If the quote is fewer than forty words, that is referred to as a short quotation and it can just be built into your paragraph using quotation marks and the rest of the appropriate in-text citation information.
  2. If the quote is more than forty words, that is referred to as a block quotation.  The reader is able to identify this as a direct quote because the quote is started on a new line and the entire quote is indented so it looks like a block, thus the name block quotation.  Make sure to include the appropriate in-text citation information for the quote 

For either type, make sure to include a full citation on your References page. 

For more information, please see pages 270 - 278 of the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or corresponding page of the manual for the citation style you are using.

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