It is very important to cite the information that you use for your papers. As an author you are responsible for the references you include in your paper. Citing information accurately not only allows your professor to locate the information you have included; it also adds to your credibility as a researcher and writer. Above all, it helps to avoid plagiarism which is a serious offense.
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism occurs when you use someone else's ideas without giving them due credit. You can use other people's ideas provided you acknowledge where you got your information. Click on the pdf icon to understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
There are many different citation styles. Always check with your professor regarding the style you will need to use for your assignment.
The MLA citation format is also available for free from the EasyBib web site.