Whether your paper is paraphrasing an idea contained in an article or book, or you are quoting word for word,, your paper should indicate that it is using a borrowed idea and indicate its source. There are several standards for doing so, and for creating a list of items consulted in your work on your paper.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab has a helpful summary of principles of using major standards for citing your work.
The Libraries' AskUs service allows you to consult individually with a research library mornings (Monday - Friday); afternoons (Sunday - Friday); and Evenings (Sunday - Thursday).
As the subject specialist for Comparative Religion, I'm also happy to respond to emails or to meet with you in my office in King Library 111. I am generally available on weekdays. While an appointment will guarantee that I will be available, you're welcome to seek walk-in assistance as long as I'm not in a meeting. So if you can find me in King Library, you can probably talk to me about a research project.