Library:How to Cite/Start
Whenever you use someone else’s words or ideas in a paper or presentation, you must indicate that this information has been borrowed by citing your sources. This applies to all of the sources that you’ve used, regardless of the format that they are presented in, and includes: books, journal articles, web pages, images, sounds, TV/film clips, and DVDs. Figuring out how and what to cite can be tricky, even for the most seasoned academics, and the costs of committing plagiarism are steep. So, if you want to avoid distress and embarrassment, you must learn four crucial pieces of information: the who, what, when, and where of your source.