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HACKADEMICS: Citing While Writing: Quoting a Source

Example

The following example is from: Stern, L. (2007). What every student should know about avoiding plagiarism. New York: Pearson/Longman, 8-31.

Text from Original Source

If Rutgers v. Waddington made Hamilton a controversial figure in city politics in 1784, the founding of the Bank of New York cast him in a more conciliatory role.  The creation of New York’s first bank was a formative moment in the city’s rise as a world financial center. Banking was still a new phenomenon in America

Source of Text

Chernow, Ron. Alexander Hamilton. New York: Penguin, 2004.

Example of Plagiarism

In its early days, America lacked many of the sophisticated financial mechanisms prevalent in other countries.  Indeed, the creation of New York’s first bank was a formative moment in the city’s rise as a world financial center (199-200).

Quoted Correctly

In its early days, America lacked many of the sophisticated financial mechanism prevalent in other countries. In Alexander Hamilton, Chernow, noting that many banks were established in the United States in the late eighteenth century, says, The creation of New York’s first bank was a formative moment in the city’s rise as a world financial center (199-200).

Quotes

Quoting a longer source

Taken from: Stern, L. (2007). What every student should know about avoiding plagiarism. New York: Pearson/Longman, 8-31.