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Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

Purdue Global offers a comprehensive guide on the differences between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Included are suggested signal phrases for quoting. Additionally, directions for proper citation for a variety of sources, such as electronic sources and graphics are included. Further reading materials are offered.

Giving Credit to the Author (Attribution vs Citation)

  • Attribution is when you give credit to the author of the work(s) you are using in whole or part.  For example, someone uses an image from Creative Commons for her PowerPoint presentation.  The author of the image states below the image that it is okay to use it for non-commercial purposes.  The author of the PowerPoint states in her presentation that she has copied the image from Creative Commons and says who the photographer is.
  • Citation is when you give an in-text citation and reference for the work.  For example, the author of the PowerPoint gave attribution for the image she used, but she also included a citation below the image and a reference on her Reference page using APA style formatting for both the citation and reference.  

Copyright and Fair Use

To learn about Copyright, read Copyright Overview from the Purdue Copyright Office.