Not your very own thoughts or ideas? Give credit to the original author(s) by citing each of your sources of information!
Using someone's work and not giving credit is considered PLAGIARISM. Learn more about why you must avoid it!
Ask your instructor what citation style to use. The example below is a citation for a journal article in MLA style that was found in a research database.
Sample APA citation for a scholarly journal article.
In your academic work you are expected to provide references to the sources of information you used. These references are called citations. A list of citations is referred to as a bibliography. Providing citations serves several purposes:
The following are free, online citation tools:
This game by the University of Washington will help you practice your citation skills in APA or MLA.