Q:Why do we need to cite sources?
A: The simple answer is to give credit to others and to avoid plagiarizing.
Q:What constitutes plagiarism?
A: Please click here for information on plagiarism from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).
Choose the appropriate citation style from this page. And remember to look at the notes at the bottom of each page for the explanations behind the examples. Keep in mind these apply to formatting a bibliography only.
For additional information on in-text citing, scroll down on this page and choose OWL - Purdue's Online Writing Lab.
If what you need is not on these pages, go to the Reference Desk and ask for the MLA Handbook or the APA Publication Manual or other style manuals that might be preferred by your professor.