When writing a research paper, you must cite the ideas, information, arguments, phrases or any other intellectual or creative output by another person that you borrow. Not to do so is referred to as plagiarism. Plagiarism is a serious offense that has severe academic consequences (see KPU's Policy ST2, Plagiarism and Cheating).
Common examples of plagiarism:
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The humanities (e.g. history, music, philosophy etc.) often use Chicago Style to document sources for papers. It allows for two ways of citing:
Check with your instructor about the style you should use for your assignment.
Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition: Z 253 U69 2017 at Cloverdale, Richmond, Surrey, Langley Reference Collection
A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations : Chicago Style for students and researchers, 9th edition: LB 2369 T8 2018 at Cloverdale, Richmond, Surrey, Langley Reference Collection
In deciding whether to run in or set off a quotation, length is usually the deciding factor.
Changes allowed to quotes:
Although in a direct quotation the wording should be reproduced exactly, certain changes are generally permissible to make a passage fit into the syntax and typography of the surrounding text. For details on permissible changes to punctuation, capitalization and spelling, see part 13.7 of the manual.
Changes allowed to typogrophy and layout:
The following elements of typography and layout may be changed to assimilate a quotation to the surrounding text (13.8):