A citation is a way to tell your reader a certain idea from your work came from another source.
A citation enables your reader to find the information you used during your research by providing the author, title, date, and pages numbers.
This guide will cover the most commonly used citation styles:
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.