Library Research Guide
Keep track of the sources you use for your research so you can cite them in your paper and bibliography. It is very important to cite your sources to provide appropriate credit for the ideas of other researchers to avoid plagiarism. You will create a citation whenever you use the words (direct quote) or ideas (paraphrase) from another author. Failing to do so is a violation of the K-State Honor Code.
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 ERIC:
Find more citation tools on our Citations and Bibliographies research guide.
... you often save references from different databases or websites while researching.
... you use sources in a variety of formats, including video, audio, art, etc.
... you keep formatted notes, i.e., they contain bold or italic text, superscripts, bulleted lists, and/or you like to keep multiple notes.
... you like using tools that are customizable and configurable.