What are the 3 ways to use source information in your report or paper?

Let readers know where to find information on your topic. Generally speaking, there are three ways to integrate sources into a research paper summarizing, paraphrasing and quoting. You will want to summarize and paraphrase most often in your research paper, using direct quotes sparingly.

Do you have to cite factual information?

When you introduce facts that you have found in a source. And note that commonly known facts found in a particular or unusual context should be cited, so that the reader knows how your argument may have been influenced by the context in which you found it. For more, see Common Knowledge.

How many words you can take verbatim from a source?

2.1 When to Cite (But see “common knowledge,” section 2.2b.) (b) Whenever you quote verbatim two or more words in a row, or even a single word or label that’s distinctive or striking, so the reader can verify the accuracy and context of your quotation, and will credit the source for craftin g the exact formulation.

How many words can you use without citing?

Cite, Reference or Document your sources: Words you take verbatim from another person need to be put in quotation marks, even if you take only two or three words; it’s not enough simply to cite.

How many words can you copy from another source without citing it?

My understanding is that the toughest standard regarding plagiarism is the “five (consecutive) word” rule, which holds that, if there are five consecutive words identical to someone else’s writing, then you are guilty of plagiarism.

Does Turnitin keep papers from previous years?

Once a paper has been submitted to Turnitin, it is in the database forever. Reality: Turnitin offers students the ability to “opt out” of the database and provides institutions with the option of having an institutional database of student papers. Student papers may be removed only by request of the class instructor.