Monroe, R. (2007, July 4). Wikipedian Protestor [Cartoon]. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from https://xkcd.com/285/
Citations credit your sources when you use someone else's words, ideas or images in your own work. Citations contain standard elements and should have enough information for the person reading your paper to track down your sources.
Citations Often Include:
Book, Article and Journal Titles
Volume and Issue Numbers
Why To Cite
Give credit to and acknowledge the work of other researchers
Show your readers you've done adequate research on your topic
Provide a way for your readers to find your sources so they can read further on the topic
What To Cite
Anything that is not considered common knowledge
Ideas, theories or direct quotes from another person's work
This table provides a general guide on citation styles commonly used for each discipline. Check with your instructor to find out the style required for your particular assignment.
Psychology, Business, Criminology, Economics, Education, Sociology, Social Sciences
Humanities, Social Sciences