It is expected that you use other experts' and scholars' ideas and even quotations in your writing; however, you must explain where you got this information by using citations. A citation is the information about a source that you used. Failing to cite is plagiarism. The goal of citation is to point the reader back to the original source of the information. Citations also inform your professor that you have used suitable sources of information in your work.
When to cite?
Whenever you are presenting words, ideas, images, or data from someone other than yourself, include a citation for that work. You must also include a citation when paraphrasing or summarizing, as the idea is still coming from another source.
Where to cite?
You will need to cite each source that you used twice: The In- text citation is a short citation in the text of your paper at the place where you quote or paraphrase someone else's work. The second is the full citation at the end of the document in the references/ bibliography.
Citing sources you used in your work is an important practice. The Library offers various books, websites and tools to help you properly cite sources.