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Online Guide to Writing and Research

Academic Integrity and Documentation

Integrating Sources

Integrating sources is an important writing skill. 

When you integrate your sources well, you demonstrate to your reader

  • your thoughts and ideas on the topic

  • that your ideas are supported by research and other authorities on the subject 

  • that you understand how different ideas from the research are related

Be careful to not overuse sources in your writing. It is important that your ideas are at the forefront of the reader’s mind and that your sources support your argument.

Tips for highlighting your ideas and integrating source material

Key Takeaway

Integrating sources well means that your own ideas are clear and supported by research. 

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