How to Work with Information from Sources
When taking notes for your project document, you've probably already done some paraphrasing of information and arguments from different sources. If you have already created paraphrases that meet these guidelines, it might be possible to simply insert the paraphrase in your project document. It is important that the paraphrased information fits smoothly into your document, so it may be necessary for you to revise the paraphrase so it matches the context and tone of your document. One way to ensure a smooth transition of ideas is to use signal phrases, such as according to, in other words, in the words of, the author indicates, the authors write, etc. Signal phrases often use the name of the author or the title of the source the information is drawn from to help distinguish your ideas from that of your source information.
For more information, view the demonstration on Identifying the Source of and Providing a Context for Quotations.