As you do your research, keep a list of your sources--books, periodicals, and websites. Below is the type of information you need to write down from a citation with each of its important parts labeled:
For a Book:
For an Article in a Periodical:
For a Source from the Web:
There are a number of different styles or formats for citations. Which style you use depends upon the subject discipline you are working in. If you are uncertain about which style to use, ask your professor.
Below are some commonly used writing style guides:
All styles include the same basic parts of a citation, but each has its own rules with requirements, punctuation, etc. Two examples:
Our website has quick guides to writing citations in various styles.
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