What is a citation?
A citation is the basic information required to identify or locate a specific publication (book, article, video, etc.). Citations are provided in print and electronic indexes and catalogs to identify resources. They are also included in research papers, articles, and books to reference text that has been quoted or a source that has
Parts of a Citation
Citations can be formatted differently depending on what style guide is being used as a reference. Below are two style guides used often to format research papers.
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Disciplines: Arts and Humanities
American Psychological Association (APA)
Disciplines: Social Sciences
Some suggestions to make the research process more quick and efficient:
Adapted from UC Davis Library
Last modified: December 20, 2010