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Research Guide for Masters and Doctoral Nursing Students

Resources, search strategies and research assistance for Nursing students enrolled in Masters and Doctoral programs.

APA Resources

Quoting and Paraphrasing: What's the Difference?

There are two ways to integrate others' research into your assignment: you can paraphrase or you can quote.

Paraphrasing is used to show that you understand what the author wrote. You must reword the passage, expressing the ideas in your own words, and not just change a few words here and there. Make sure to also include an in-text citation.

Quoting is copying a selection from someone else's work, phrasing it exactly it was originally written. When quoting place quotation marks (" ") around the selected passage to show where the quote begins and where it ends. Make sure to include an in-text citation.

Citation Styles

Citation Styles

This guide will provide you with the tools to properly cite your sources. The citation styles include: 

MLAAPAChicago

AMACSEASA