Answered By: Joanne Comerford
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016     Views: 370

A citation or reference is information such as author, date, title and page number which identifies a publication i.e. book, book chapter, journal, article, web page etc. Citations can also be called references and are listed in a bibliography or reference list, usually found at the end of the publication and listed in a specific referencing 'style'.

More information and examples of citations are available from your Referencing LibGuide. Select the guide to the style your lecturer requires you to use. The guide will give you full details of the elements of a citation for a book, a journal article and a web page. There is also a list of other type of resources and how to reference them.

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