Citations allow you to give credit to the author of a work and help avoid plagiarism.
Identifying Citation Information
- Below is a list of the information you will need to properly cite sources for most citation styles:
- Page range
- Date of publication
- Date of access
- Journal Name
- Web Address
- After collecting the appropriate information, you will format your sources according to a citation style. A specific citation style is often a requirement of course assignments, grants, or discipline. Examples of popular citations styles include:
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- Chicago Style
- The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has information on formatting your sources in The Writer’s Handbook.
- Citation managers are available to help organize and format sources. The Libraries have information regarding supported citation managers here.