Answered By: Priscilla Coulter Last Updated: Jan 13, 2016 Views: 1318
A citation is basically a roadmap to a source (article, book, website, etc.). Most citations will include author(s), publication date and title(s), with additional information (like volume, issue and page numbers) added, depending on the source type.
Citations are formatted in very uniform ways (varying by academic discipline), to make it easy for researchers to find the information they need at a glance.
- To learn why it's important to cite your sources, click here.
- For help with managing and formatting your citations, try a citation management tool.
- Have a citation for a book or article that you'd like to read? Click below to learn how to find it in the APUS Library:
Watch a brief video from the University of Toronto Mississauga (below).