It's important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons:
You must cite:
When in doubt, be safe and cite your source!
Citations have two components: in-text references & a Works Cited (MLA) or References (APA) page. This guide will help you create both types of citations for MLA 8 & APA.
Citation management tools enable researchers to capture information about research materials, create bibliographies, add footnotes, and manage research collections. Some citation management tools also make it easy to share references with other researchers.
Zotero is a free tool that will help you collect, organize and manage citations.