You must cite a source whenever you refer to a fact, claim, theory, idea, or conclusion that is not your own, and whenever you appeal to evidence that you yourself have not collected and evaluated. Citations are not just for quotations.
There are several reasons why it’s important to cite the sources you’ve used:
For instance, you must provide a citation every time you use a quotation from someone’s work—but quotations are not the only things that need to be cited. Provide a citation (reference) whenever you refer to text, tables, illustrations, videos, or other materials that you yourself did not create.
There are two main ways to present ideas or research results taken from other sources:
See the links, above, for details.
Organizational Leadership uses APA (American Psychological Association) citation format, which requires both in-text citations (e.g., Chiswick & Robinson, 2021) and a References list at the end of the paper.
The Cite button within most databases—on the page for each individual article—will generate citations in APA format, but they’re not always 100% correct. I encourage you to check your citations against the examples found online or in the journals themselves.