There are many reasons why it is important to cite the resources that you consult when researching a paper. The most important of these are:
- Gives credit to authors whose works you have used (whether you quote them or not).
- Provides a trail by which others can locate the materials you consulted.
- Provide evidence for your arguments and add credibility to your work.
- Properly citing materials is one strategy to help you avoid plagiarism.
You can used following tools to help you create the citation.