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What is a citation?
A well-constructed citation presents all of the information needed to identify or locate a specific resource (article, book, book chapter, video, etc.)
Citations are found in print indexes, online databases (Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, etc.), and bibliographies.
Journal articles, books, and other types of resources typically include lists of citations to facilitate access to content that has been quoted or referenced in the text.
What's in a citation?
The specific elements included in a citation will vary depending upon the type of material being cited.
The examples below identify citation elements for three of the most common resource types.
A sample journal citation is shown below:
Introduction to RefWorks
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MLA 8th ed. Style Guide
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APA 7th ed. Style Guide
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