The reason for citing your sources is to give credit to those authors whose ideas you used in your research. Even when you do not quote directly from another work, if reading that source contributed to the ideas presented in your paper, you should include it in your bibliography. If you do not cite the source, you may be guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism is using the ideas and writings of others and representing them as your own.
You should always confirm with your instructor which citation style to use and how flexible he/she is about including all the elements of the citation.
Create a user account in EasyBib. As a registered user, you can utilize all of the following:
the citation tool (both in-text and reference/works cited)
the bibliography/annotated bibliography tool
the notebook tool to assist students in organizing notes, quotes, and sources
the ability to import citations from library databases
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