When you research information, you must cite your source and not plagiarize.
That means you must tell your reader where you found your information.
It must be a CREDIBLE source. These are not considered credible for academic projects: Wikipedia, blogs, and web forums.
TO CITE A BOOK:
Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name. Title of Book. City where the book was published: name of the company that published the book, copyright year or year the book was published. Medium of publication (Print).
Green, John. An Abundance of Katherines. New York: Dutton Books, 2006. Print.
TO CITE AN ENCYCLOPEDIA:
“Title of the encyclopedia article”. Name of the encyclopedia, Volume #, page number, Copyright year of encyclopedia. Medium of publication (Print or Web).
“Antony, Mark”. The New Book of Knowledge, Volume 1, p. 317, 2001. Print.
“Antony, Mark”. Compton’s Encyclopedia by Britannica, Volume 2, p. 496, 2007. Print.
TO CITE A WEBSITE:
Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name (if available). “Title of website”. Publisher information (if available). Medium of publication (Web). Date you found the website. It will not be abbreviated. <URL> which is the website address. It should be typed in brackets as shown.
Very important: If you are citing an image found in Google Images or any other image retrieval service, be certain to cite the image in its original context. Do not provide the URL of the enlarged image - you must use the URL of the page where the image was originally shown.
Image Title. Image Source: <URL> which is the website address. It should be typed in brackets as shown. Retrieved and the date you found the image. It will not be abbreviated. Put your source under the image, or to the left or to the right of the image in a small font size like 9.