I am writing a non-fiction book. I am doing lot of research online for the same. Most of the material I have included is from youtube videos, blogs, some other websites but none of it is from scientifically published research papers.
I am wondering if I have to reference these sources in the references section as most of the material is in free domain like religious teachings, philosophy, and science.
For e.g. I have a section called religious studies, under which I have written teachings from Buddhism, Taoism, etc. Now I have learned these things on youtube but is it apt to reference a youtube video if the available knowledge on Buddhism is in the free domain.
Same with available information on science. If I am learning the things on Wikipedia and then writing or summarising or forming my own opinions should I reference Wikipedia even if the final result is not a copy-paste job?
Also, let me know how can I keep track of all the online references while I am doing the research?