While researching always look for the most recent reference books and journal articles, also I am sure there are encyclopedias in your respective domains, so you have to look up those as well, but most recent reference books and journal articles, particularly reference books that have been reviewed well, received well. So, you should always consult them. You have to read and this is a tip, I would give you read the bibliographic given at the end of those books and journal articles, and references of these resources, and try to find material that could be of any direct use or relevance to you. I would also suggest that make hand written or type notes on your readings; and note that if you are reading consulting too many sources on the same topic.
If there is a general concerns, agreement between various experts or a disagreement on any point, sometimes there can be conflicting opinions on a given topic or area, it is a good practice to include that also in your discussion. Particular professor says this; however, there is another theorist, who refutes this argument or this explanation. So, your work should be well researched, therefore research is complete that you have looked at both sides of the argument. Plagiarism extremely important, especially for those interested in academic writing and also in publishing their works. You know that plagiarism is the act of directly lifting parts of someone else work. Many a time, students and also establish researchers, they feel that they cannot perhaps express themselves so well as that person who has already done some work on a given area. So, rather than pushing themselves and coming up with something original, they prefer to lift the works of other writers. Now remember, this is another form of theft and it can have and it does has serious consequences when discovered. So, it is essential to quote and mention sources correctly, while taking materials from other people’s works.
How do you quote appropriately? There are 2 reliable form or 2 reliable formats for quoting and references; one is the APA that is the American Psychological Association and the second is the MLA. So, there are two kinds of referencing. One is in-text, and another is bibliography. In-text is within the body of the article, when we quote source within the essay of the text or the text. Biblio is a list, bibliography is the list of books you may have used or read or refereed to while writing your essay. And as I have already told you APA or MLA style of a quoting is something that is recognized all over. Please take a look at this sample bibliography. I would not be reading it out for you. I am just giving you the basic format. Please look at the slide, you are given a particular somebody’s name, month and year, article title, the title of their journal, issue and volume. Look at the second bullet point; there are 2 authors, year of the book, and title of the book, place of publication and country, and the publisher – The Royal Society of Chemistry.