Citing means to refer to something. In other words, you refer someone to a source of information.
When you cite sources for your paper, you include information about those sources, typically at the end of your paper, under a heading like "Biliography" or "References," depending on the citation style you use.
TIP: When you do cite your sources for your paper or presentation, make sure you are using the citation style--MLA style, APA style, or another style--that your professor requests.
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Consider these 3 questions. Click on each to see if you know the answer!
The citation provides you with the information you need to:
Refer to the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, & WHEN, & sometimes the HOW:
The resource you cite determines the precise information you need to include. Articles are different from books and other materials.
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Sometimes you may see someone else cite an article that you think would be good to read. In order to get it, you need to know how to read that citation.
When you cite an article or read a citation of an article from a scholarly journal, the citation typically includes the following elements:
When you cite an article or read a citation of an article from a newspaper, the citation should typically includes the following elements:
Databases include citations to the articles that they index, or cover.
Take a look at the following citation:
Edwards, K.E. and D.A. McKelfresh. "The Impact of a Living Learning Center on Students' Academic Success and Persistence." Journal of College Student Development, vol. 43, no. 3, 2002, pp. 395-402. PsycINFO, http://search.ebscohost.com. Accessed 27 May 2017.
Now answer each of these questions, and click on the question to see if you are correct and to pick up a few more tips!
The article title = The Impact of a Living Learning Center on Students' Academic Success and Persistence
The journal title = The Journal of College Student Development
Other Examples of Journal Titles:
The article was published in 2002.
The article has 8 pages.
Volume 43, Issue 3