You always cite sources you use that provide 'uncommon' knowledge.
Common knowledge: Lincoln was assassinated
Uncommon knowledge: "On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's
Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth, an actor, who somehow
thought he was helping the South. The opposite was the result, for with
Lincoln's death, the possibility of peace with magnanimity died" (http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/abrahamlincoln)
Why do you cite sources?
It is expected and required by most teachers
It is the ethical thing to do
If you need to find the facts again, you have the location
Teachers may want to check the reliability of your sources
How do you cite sources?
Use the resources below to help you figure out how to best cite your source. The Milton Public Schools uses MLA style: