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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2013 URL: http://libguides.lasierra.edu/content.php?pid=192100 Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is a Citation?

A citation is a listing of a book, journal article, web document or other document in such a way that the user can identify it and find it.  They are found in:

  • Online databases, such as Academic Search Premier or Business Source Premier
  • As references in a journal article or a book

Students regularly create citations when they provide a Works Cited list for a research essay.

(Source: Camosun College Libguides)

 

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Parts of a Citation

As you do your research, keep a list of your sources--books, periodicals, and the Web. Below is the type of information you need to write down from a citation with each of its important parts labeled:

 

 

For a book:

For an article in a periodical:

For sources on the Web:  
         

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