Writing Across the Social Sciences


When you are writing a paper it is very important that you give credit to the sources of the knowledge you are using. This goes beyond using quotes...you must give credit to ideas as well.

The resources below should help you in avoiding plagiarism in your paper.


Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

Using Quotations
Used effectively, quotations can provide important pieces of evidence and lend fresh voices and perspectives to your narrative. Used ineffectively, however, quotations clutter your text and interrupt the flow of your argument. This handout will help you decide when and how to quote like a pro.

Effective Quote Integration

Tutorial on Plagiarism
In the internet age it is very tempting to simply copy or even buy papers online. Above is a link to an entertaining, but serious, tutuorial on plagiarism. Make sure you check the volume on your computer when you click this link...there are sound effects in this tutorial

What is Plagiaris
This is a very entertaining and informative video produced by Rutgers University