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An indirect quotation (paraphrase) is when you express an idea or concept from another author’s work in your own words. Using an indirect quote involves taking information from the original source and paraphrasing or putting it into your own words. When you paraphrase, you must also credit the original source (American Psychological Association).
Common knowledge refers to information you can reasonably expect the general public to know such as widespread facts, dates or historical events.
Common knowledge does not need to be cited; however, a good practice is to speak with your instructor when you are unsure if information is common knowledge.
The following are some practices that may assist you in your research experience:
Compiling a bibliography and correctly citing sources ensures honesty, integrity and completes the research paper.
Keeping a working bibliography is a great way to keep track of your information sources. Record information about the source including: