What is a Citation and Citation Style?
A citation is a way of giving credit to individuals for their creative and intellectual works that you utilized to support your research. It can also be used to locate particular sources and combat plagiarism. Typically, a citation can include the author's name, date, location of the publishing company, journal title, or DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
Citations let your professor, or anyone else who reads your work, find the items used in your research. The key to a successful citation is providing all the information needed for your reader to find the book, article, or other item you are citing. Citing also builds your credibility and shows that your ideas are shared by other experts in the field. Lastly, it avoids plagiarism by giving credit to the original author.
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