Once you have collected and evaluated your resource, ensure that you cite your sources! As a general rule, you need to give credit where credit is due. If you do not credit an author, this is plagiarism, which is a serious violation of academic integrity.
By citing the sources, and creating proper references, you:
What is plagiarism?
According to the Cambridge Dictionaries Online, to plagiarize is "to use another person's idea or a part of their work and pretend that it is your own". [Plagiarize. (2010). In Cambridge advanced learners dictionary. Cambridge Dictionaries Online. Retrieved from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/plagiarize]
Here are the most common forms of plagiarism:
CityU librarians have compiled a Research Guide on "Citing Sources of Information". Refer to this guide to learn more about how to cite sources of information in your literature review. Also refer to our "Preventing Plagiarism" Research Guide to learn how to prevent plagiarism.