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What is a citation?

citation is the information needed to locate the article (or book) you are interested in reading.

For articles, a complete citation generally includes:

  • The author's name
  • The title of the article
  • The name of the journal in which the article is located
  • The volume number of the journal (and sometimes the issue number)
  • The date when the journal issue was published
  • The page numbers on which the article is located

See some citation examples below.

How do I identify the different parts of a citation?

Numerous citation styles exist, so below, we have provided a breakdown of some of the more commonly-employed styles.

Key to Colors

  • Journal Title
  • Publication Year
  • Volume Number
  • Issue Number
  • First Page

 

APA style:

Moore, R. L. (2004). We're Cool, Mom And Dad Are Swell: Basic Slang And Generational Shifts In Values. American Speech79(1), 59-86.

Chicago/Turabian:

Moore, Robert L. "We're Cool, Mom And Dad Are Swell: Basic Slang And Generational Shifts In Values." American Speech 79, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 59-86.

MLA style:

Moore, Robert L. "We're Cool, Mom And Dad Are Swell: Basic Slang And Generational Shifts In Values." American Speech 79.1 (2004): 59-86.