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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