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Answered By: BethMarie Gooding
Last Updated: May 10, 2016     Views: 152

Any time outside information is used within a paper or assignment it must be cited.

If you put someone's information in your own words, you are summarizing or paraphrasing and both a summary and a paraphrase need to be cited in-text with a matching reference in the reference list. Same as for direct quotes.

Please see our answer about quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing:

Also take a look at the APA Guide below, specifically the Creation tab for information on citing and incorporating paraphrases, summaries, and direct quotes. 


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