Why it is important to cite the sources in your research? Here's why:
Things you MUST cite:
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism occurs when you borrow another's words (or ideas) and do not acknowledge that you have done so. If an idea is not your original idea, and it belongs to another, you must give proper credit.
Plagiarism is a very serious offense at Richard Bland College. When you become a student at Richard Bland, you agree to the school's Honor Code. If it is found that you have plagiarized--whether intentionally or unintentionally--you may face serious consequences. In some instances, plagiarism has meant that students have had to leave the institutions where they were studying.
You can avoid acts of plagiarism by properly citing your sources - both within the body of your paper and in a bibliography of sources you used at the end of your paper.
When in doubt, be safe and cite your source!