Citing a source means that you show, within the body of your text, that you took words, ideas, figures, images, etc. from another place. Citations consist of standard elements, and contain all the information necessary to identify and track down publications, including:
Citations may look different, depending on what type of source and information is being cited and which citation style (APA, Chicago-Author Date, Chicago-Note Bibliography, IEEE, MLA, etc.) was used to create them. You should always check with your professor, or look at your syllabus, to determine which citation style you will need to use in your assignment.
For this class, AH 13, you will be using MLA format. →
It is VERY important to cite the sources you used in your research for the following reasons:
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the presentation or submission of another's work as your own.
How Do I Avoid Plagiarism?
Understanding what constitutes plagiarism is your first step to avoiding it.
If you have any questions about plagiarism or citing your work, ask your professor or a librarian.