When you're writing your research paper, citing your sources is important. This is what gives greater credibility to your original ideas and makes them carry more weight. You do this "in-text" — at the precise moment that you reference a resource in your paper — and in a works cited at the end of your work, so that readers know where the evidence you're using to support your ideas is coming from. For specifics on what style to use for your particular assignment, always ask your professor. If you'd like assistance with citing, librarians are here to help — ask us! For more on the details of writing your paper, check out the Writing Center at Coolidge House.