There are different styles of citation, American Psychological Association (APA) is recommended for social science subjects. If you are not assigned a style for your assignment, it does not matter what you use as long as you are consistent and use the same style through out. You will use in-line citations and a reference list at the end of your work.
All knowledge is built from previous knowledge. As you research, you create your own ideas based off of what you have read or watched. When you put your ideas on paper, you must distinguish between the building block ideas borrowed from other people by citing the sources that inspired your line of inquiry. Readers should be able to find each source you have mentioned through your accurate citations.
Plagiarism happens when we copy/paste someone else's work directly in our own paper without citation or when we paraphrase someone else's work without attributing the idea to them. Paraphrasing counts as plagiarism.
Zotero: A free open access citation management tool that you can download and use as a web browser widget.
Citation management software makes citation faster and using the information resources easier, allowing you to: