Citing sources is an important part of your research.
It documents what sources you have used in writing your paper, gives credit to the author's work, and gives the information needed to identify and retrieve the cited sources.
Different disciplines or courses use different citation styles, so confirm with your instructor which style you should use.
The Library has print and electronic copies of various citation style guides.
Use citation software to organize your own library of citations, incorporate quotes into your assignments, and compile reference lists (bibliographies) for your assignments. Citation managers will take care of the citation style required for your assignments and can help ensure that all citations and bibliographies are organized in accordance with the standards.
There are many different citation managers available for your use including Zotero, Mendeley, and Reference Manager.
For more detailed information please consult Citing and Citation Managers.