What kinds of sources need to be documented?
  • ideas you draw from a source but present entirely in your own words
  • paraphrases and summaries of books, articles, Web sites, videos, etc.
  • comments made by your instructor in a lecture
  • single words, short phrases, sentences, and longer passages that have been quoted from books or articles used
  • references to (but not quotations from) a book or article
  • statistics
  • Common knowledge and some facts do not need to be cited. For help deciding, review: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/02/.