If you are using one of the databases remember that the database will give you the exact citation for the article! Use your resources!
You must cite a source that you are using if you paraphrase or summarize any of the ideas given in the work AND if you use a direct quote from the resource (word-for-word). Citations are not just for word-for-word quotations; they must be used when you mention any ideas or information from a source.
Every discipline has their own citation style, however, every person/professor is different and they may have a preference for a different citation style, or prefer that you use an older format for citations. The books below are examples of the texts that can assist you with properly citing your sources.