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Citing: Paraphrasing, summarising, synthesising and quoting: Quoting

Citing in your writing


Quoting is using the exact words of the original source in your assignment. To ensure that it is clear to the reader that you are quoting, place the words you have taken from the source within quotation marks and always include an in-text citation with:

  • the author’s details,
  • the year of publication, and
  • a page number (or other pinpoint – paragraph number, timestamp, etc.)

This will ensure that you are acting with academic integrity and so the reader can easily locate the original information.  


For more information on quoting in a specific referencing style, see the Curtin Library’s referencing guides.


Tips to help you quote