Module 8: Citing sources
It is very important to cite sources you have used for words or ideas. Know when to use:
- a direct quote - the author’s ideas and words are important
- a paraphrase – the author’s ideas but not the words are important (1)
Note: It is not necessary to cite when the information is common knowledge.
(1) Royal Military College of Canada. Division of Continuing Studies. (2006). Quoting versus paraphrasing. In A Military writer’s handbook version 1.0 [CD]. Kingston: Royal Military College of Canada. (return)
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