It is important to document your sources to help your reader find your research sources and to avoid plagiarism. It is standard practice in writing papers.
While there are many different citation styles, the most commonly used by Madison College English classes are MLA and APA:
These free web-based tools can help create and manage your citations for your research papers. Always check with your instructor to see if it is okay to use these.
Many of the Madison College Library subscription databases offer internal citation generators:
Check the 808 section of the circulating and reference stacks for books that can help in the process of writing papers and properly documenting sources.