How do you use references in essays?

My teacher said I must add refences to my essay. I don't understand what he means. Do I just get the links to the different sources I got my information from? I didn't copy and paste, that what i'm finding hard to understand

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2 Responses to “How do you use references in essays?”

  1. peds says:

    Referencing helps distinguish your ideas from those of others and acknowledges the sources you have used. Also, it enables the reader to follow up if he/she is interested in the source you have used.

  2. cellulotoxic says:

    When you use an idea that isn’t yours, you have to reference it. If you don’t, that’s plagiarism; and at University level, that can get you thrown out. In the US we use the MLA reference style more often than any other. [external link] …