Using multiple quotes
In academic writing, arguments are developed through exploring and critiquing upon what authorities or experts have already written / said about the topic. It is therefore important to be able to use multiple sources in your work. However, you must acknowledge where your ideas have come from through using direct quotes and paraphrases. Failure to do so can be considered plagiarism.
Citing multiple authors
When using multiple authors, all authors need to be cited, otherwise it can be considered plagiarism. If the following passage appeared in an essay, the reader would think that this was the student's work.
However, this is plagiarised because:
To use this passage, the ideas / work of the original authors must be cited.
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