It's important to keep track of where your information comes from so you can accurately cite it. You can take a look at our Citation Help guide for pointers and various online citation management tools, or go straight to our MLA Style Guide for examples.
Remember, SouthernSearch and other library databases can get you started so all you have to do is check for completeness and accuracy!
A good rule to remember is if you're going to paraphrase, the paraphrase needs to be smaller than the original quote. If you find yourself paraphrasing a sentence with another sentence... just quote the original sentence! And paraphrases/summaries need to be cited, too!