What information should be included in a citation?

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Generally, a citation will include: the name of the book, article, or other resource; the name of its author; information (if applicable) about the journal it came from; the date it was published; and when it was accessed if it was read online.

Other information may be necessary too, depending on the citation style and the resource’s format. Review our Citing Sources LibGuide for more resources and information about different citation styles and formatting. 

  • Last Updated Jul 09, 2021
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  1. what information should be included in an article
    by Frank Leanza on Jul 19, 2017
  2. Frank -- articles include lots of different information, depending on factors ranging from their intended audience, where they are published (e.g., in a popular or scholarly source), and what they are trying to convey. A short article in a newspaper will look very different from an in-depth exploration of a topic published in an online journal. In order to determine what to include in an article, think about why you are writing it, who you are writing it for, and where it might be published (if you are intending to publish it).
    by Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco on Jul 20, 2017

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