Citing Sources

How to cite sources, use specific citation styles, and manage citations.

What is a citation?

Citations explain the source of information you use in your research. They include information required to identify and locate the source, such as an article’s author, title, etc. Citations are written according to a particular manual of style, such as APA or MLA. They are found in a variety of places, including in endnotes, journal articles and books, bibliographies, and academic databases. 

Getting started

Citation styles

Managing citations using citation tools