You may be asked to verbally "cite your sources" during your speech. Because your listeners will not have access to your written reference or works cited list, it is important to take the time to acknowledge your information sources for them. Attributing your sources will enhance your speech by providing credibility. It may also help you demonstrate the quality of your research.
This type of citation is commonly called oral citation.
Typically you will want to include at least two basic elements when verbally citing your source, and sometimes three.
Who wrote or created the information? What is their expertise or authority? What gives them credibility?
Where specifically did you find this information? It might be the title of an article, a book, a website or a video.
When was the source published? Giving the year may be sufficient. For a timely topic, you might indicate the information was recently published, such as "last month" or "last week." If your source has no date, such as a website, indicate when you accessed it.
It is important to distinguish between directly quoting a source and paraphrasing information from it.
Quoting reuses the author's exact words and phrasing. Indicate this to your audience in some way, such as by using the phrase, "I quote..."
Paraphrasing puts the source into your own words. Make sure to refer to the WHO, WHAT and possibly WHEN as you paraphrase.