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Online Class Library Research Guide: Citing

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What is a Citation?

A citation is the basic information required to identify or locate a specific book, article, video, etc.

Parts of Common Citations:


  • Author(s) or Editor(s)
  • Book Title
  • Edition
  • Publication Date
  • Publisher and Place of Publication


  • Article Title
  • Author(s)
  • Page Numbers
  • Periodical Title
  • Publication Date
  • Volume and Issue


Why Citation is Important

Citation Style Guides

Citation Style Guide: check out this quick guide citation:

Citation Builder makes creating citations easy.

Other citation help sites:


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Citation Tools in Databases

Databases often have citation tools to help you identify and format citations