What is a Citation?
A citation is a reference to the source of an idea or piece of information. Your citation should allow anyone who sees your reference list to be able to find the original source. Typically, citations include information such as author, title, date, website, etc.
When and How to Cite
Use the boxes below to identify when and how to cite:
This Course Guide was adapted from a Subject Guide created by Abby Kasowitz-Scheer, Learning Commons Librarian at Syracuse University.
This guide provides quick access to examples and guidelines for some of the most frequently used citation styles. Select the tab for the style you need and take a look at some examples.
For information about preferred citation styles for specfic disciplines, please visit Bedford St. Martins:
Remember: Always check with your professor or editor to determine if a particular style is required.