Citations contain information about any work you have used in your research that is not your own.
The information that you will include in a citation will most often be the same no matter what style you are using; the information will just be listed differently.
Place of Publication
URL (Websites only)
Different disciplines call for different writing styles - ask your professor which style to use.
It is important to cite any source that you use in your research.
- Citing gives proper credit to the original creator of the work.
- Citing shows all of the sources you consulted in your research and displays your research process.
- Citing provides a trail to help others find the sources you used.
- Citing helps you to avoid plagiarism by showing where the information you used came from.