In research papers, you should quote from a source when you:
You should summarize or paraphrase when you:
A paraphrase is the rewording of something written or spoken by someone else. To paraphrase, follow these steps:
A quote is the reproduction of the words of the original author. To quote, follow the steps below:
Dumbledore states that, "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends," (Rowling, 306).
A summary is a brief statement of the main points of a source. To summarize, follow the steps below: