There are many reasons why it is important to cite the sources you use in your research - for this class, and every paper you write. Here are just a few:
You can also use citation management software to help you organize and cite your references.
Some tips using ASME guidelines:
A citation to an article should include:
 Ning, X., and Lovell, M. R., 2002, “On the Sliding Friction Characteristics of Unidirectional Continuous FRP Composites,” ASME J. Tribol., 124(1), pp. 5-13. Found in Compendex.
 Barnes, M., 2001, “Stresses in Solenoids,” J. Appl. Phys., 48(5), pp. 2000–2008. Found in Inspec.
A citation to a press release or newswire report should include:
Fonte, Diwata. "Diamond Walnut Growers to Go Public Friday as Diamond Foods, Inc." Knight-Ridder Tribune Business News, (2 July 2005). Found in LexisNexis.
A citation to a book should include:
Ulrich, K.T. and Eppinger, S.D., 2000, Product design and development, Irwin/McGraw-Hill, Boston MA.
A citation to a book chapter should include:
Jones, J., 2000, Contact Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, Chap. 6.
Cite a database as follows:
Unified Database (Bioinformatics Unit and Genome Center, Weizmann Institute of Science), http://bioinformatics.weizmann.ac.il/udb/ (for mapping data on candidate genes; accessed July 29, 2009).
A citation to a website should provide:
Note: If URL is exceptionally long, provide the base URL and provide the browse/search path used.
Omega Engineering, Inc., Positioning Strain Gages to Monitor Bending, Axial, Shear, and Torsional Loads, http://www.omega.com/faq/pressure/pdf/positioning.pdf (Accessed 8/22/2012)
A citation to a patent should include:
Colledge, A. L., and Johnson, H. I., 1989, “Portable Multi-Purpose Exercise Device,” U.S. Patent No. 4,856,775.
The best way to find out about citing sources and building a bibliography is to follow examples in an appropriate style manual. For 2.671, you will use the ASME style for citing.