You must acknowledge the author(s) of ideas and information that you use in your own work as a matter of academic honesty. Correct bibliographic citation also serves to direct your reader to the original source.
Plagiarism is the intentional misrepresentation of someone else's words or ideas as your own. For more guidance, please consult your professor or the resources below.
The American Psychological Association (APA) style is most commonly used by writers in the social sciences and business.