It's important to make sure you collect all the information you need to cite a source as you gather your information so that you won’t need to look it up again, so:
Take clear, accurate notes about where you found specific ideas
Write down the complete citation information for each book, article, etc. you use as you go along
Use quotation marks when directly stating another person's words
Always credit original authors for their information and ideas
When you write a research paper, you use information and facts from a variety of resources to support your own ideas or to help you develop new ones.
Books, articles, caselaw, videos, interviews, and web sites are some examples of sources you might use.
Citing these sources of information in your work is essential because: