Integrating Sources into your Writing

February 2, 2008

Once you have found the material to include in your writing, you need to incorporate this material into your writing.  The resources below will show you have to integrate sources into your writing by properly quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing the words and ideas of others.


Resources (ranked choices)


#1 – How to Work with Information from Sources: Quotations, Paraphrases, and Summaries [TUTORIAL]
Bedford Research Room
http://bedfordstmartins.com/researchroom/sources/

Developed by Mike Palmquist, Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University, author of The Bedford Researcher and developer of the acclaimed online writing studio writing@csu, This tutorial walks the user through how to integrate sources through direct quotations, paraphrases, and summaries.  Each section includes examples from student writing, but there are no interactive elements in this tutorial.

#2 – Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing [E-HANDOUT]
The OWL at Purdue
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/01/

Purdue’s OWL (Online Writing Lab) was one of the first such online services and remains one of the most respected.  These e-handouts cover the basics of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing.

#3 – Bedford Researcher Companion Web Site [TUTORIAL]
Mike Palmquist (2006)
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/bedfordresearcher/tutorials/ 

This is the online tutorial from the companion web site of The Bedford Researcher by Mike Palmquist, Professor of English and University Distinquished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University and developer of the acclaimed online writing studio writing@csu.  Of particular note is  Chapter 13: How Do I Integrate a Quotation into my Draft?  Chapter 13 goes over integrating direct quotations into a sentence or paragraph with ample practice every step of the way.