Why do you think it is necessary to cite the source?
Citing or documenting the sources used in your research serves three purposes: It gives proper credit to the authors of the words or ideas that you incorporated into your paper. Citing your sources consistently and accurately helps you avoid committing plagiarism in your writing.
What do you not need to cite?
You do NOT need to cite: your own words, ideas and original research….What you don’t need to citefacts that are found in many sources (ex: Marie Antoinette was guillotined in 1793.)things that are easily observed (ex: Many people talk on cellphones while driving.)common sayings (ex: Every man has his price.)
Do you need to cite a source when paraphrasing?
When you paraphrase, you use your own words. When paraphrasing, you must still acknowledge where you got the idea from by including a parenthetical citation. When citing paraphrased information, APA requires you to include the author and date. It is also recommended (but not required) that you include the page number.