You can make the process of applying any documentation style easier if you
keep good notes while you perform research.
Write down the most complete bibliographic information available
for each source that you consult; you may want to take a look
at the sample references list for the style you will be using
to get an idea of the amount of detail that's required. If you
write out quotations or data from a source, be sure to note the
number of the page(s) on which the information appears in the
original. Double check the quotation for accuracy before you return
the source to the library.
It's a good idea to put citations into your paper as you draft
it. When you quote, put the source and page number directly after,
perhaps marked with asterisks. When you refer, do the same. And
when you place a citation in your text, add the source to your
When it comes time to put the finishing touches on your paper,
the information you need will be available right in your text,
and may be easily put into the proper format.