Answered By: Kimberly Boyd Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017 Views: 8
A "citation" is the way you tell your readers that certain material in your work came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find that source again, including:
- information about the author
- the title of the work
- the name and location of the company that published your copy of the source
- the date your copy was published
- the page numbers of the material you are borrowing
There are two parts to every citation the in-text citation and the reference entry on your references page at the end of your paper.