In all the academic work, it is necessary to cite the sources that are not original. Otherwise, the work can be constituted in plagiarism, which is academically unethical and can even lead to cancellation of the work. Even incorrect citation is counted in plagiarizing the text that can make the students lose their grades.
Another important point of citing sources is to classify the statements as highly authentic and inculcate the weightage of supported evidence. Though the task of the bibliography is quite complicated, it is also the accurate way to upgrade the quality of your work performance. You may either do it manually or use an APA citation generator for accurate citations.
As a freelance editor , I have to be an expert on at least one style guide, have a working knowledge of several more style guides, and be cognizant of even more style guides. This is OK with me, because my brain works that way. I don’t find it difficult to remember that Chicago uses the serial comma and AP does not. Each style guide has a feel to it, and tapping into that feel is one way I remember so much about these styles. But I find the American Psychological Association ‘s (APA’s) style manual a mystery. Maybe it’s because I didn’t write in the sciences during school, and though I’ve done some science editing since then, I haven’t done that much. I just don’t understand some of the decisions APA makes. So I look up a lot of stuff any time I work with APA style.