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A citation is a brief reference to a specific information source such as a book, a journal article, or a website that you have used in an assignment giving the author(s) credit for their contribution to your work. Citation is also one of the ways you will show your instructor that you have done your required research.
How to Cite
There are three major citation styles used for most academic papers. Your instructor may have a preference for which style to follow so make sure to pay attention to your assignment instructions. Each citation style has its own method for formatting citations and bibliographies, below are some great manuals and websites to help you format your resources used in your assigment:
MLA - Modern Language Association of America
APA - American Psychological Association
Chicago Manual Style (16th Edition)
Online Citation Tools