When to Cite

There are only two types of information that do not require a citation:

  • Your own original thoughts and creations (pictures, music, surveys, videos).
  • Common knowledge.

Everything else requires a citation. When in doubt, cite.


Watch a brief video clip on using images and paraphrasing. (Note: for closed captioned version, select the Windows Media version of the clip from the drop-down menu underneath the video. Then click the icon on the right-hand side on the tool bar beneath the video to turn the captioning on.)




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