It is very important to cite your sources to provide appropriate credit for the ideas of other researchers and to avoid plagiarism. You will create a citation whenever you use the words (direct quote) or ideas (paraphrase) from another author.
You will use APA format to cite the articles you find.
Many databases have a "cite" link on the records that will help you create a citation in the appropriate format, like this one in PsycINFO:
RefWorks is a bibliographic management tool that will allow you to collect your citations and format bibliographies for your research. I highly recommend using a citation management system. It will save you lots of time in writing your bibliographies, but be sure to proofread - it isn't perfect! Use your K-State email when you sign up for your account. Once you have logged into RefWorks, there are great tutorials in its help section (click the question mark at the top right), and more information and tips on the RefWorks tab of the Citations and Bibliographies LibGuide.
Find more citation tools on our Citations and Bibliographies LibGuide.