Citations provide guidance about the information that informs an author’s work.
Not only do citations give intellectual credit where credit is due, but they provide a complete trail to follow in order to retrieve the information cited.
Citations also place ideas in the context of the wider discipline. This ensures that future researchers can replicate results.
Below you will find general help on various topics:
- An Overview of citations
- Annotated bibliographies
- Quotation, paraphrasing, and summary
- How to avoid plagiarism
- Citation management through RefWorks
For examples of specific citation formats, view our printable .pdf style guides: