Any time you use a direct quote from another person's work, or even write something based on another's ideas, you must cite where the information came from. This lets the reader know where your ideas came from, allowing them to explore those ideas further if they choose. It can even give credibility to your own work since it shows that you considered a variety of sources! In written academic work, citing sources is standard practice; not doing so is a form of academic dishonesty. Nearly all classes at St. Lawrence use one of the following styles - consult your professor if the style you need is not listed.
Modern Language Association (MLA) Works Cited
Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Anthropological Association (AAA)