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FOX Citing Sources: What information do I need to cite something?

A guide to citations.

Parts of a Citation

A citation should answer these basic questions:

Who?: Author (s)
What?: Title
Where?: Publication information and format
When?: Date
 
The number of pieces of information needed to answer the 4 basic questions will vary by the kind of source you use.

Basic Information Needed to Cite an Article

-Who? Author

-What? Title of Article

-Where? Name of Journal

-Where? Volume, Issue Number

-Where? Page Numbers

-When? Year Published

Basic Information Needed to Cite a Book

-Who? Author or Editor Name(s)

-What? Title of Book

-Where? Publisher Name and City

-When? Year Published

Basic Information Needed to Cite a Website

-Who? Author Name (if available)
-What? Name of Webpage
-Where? Name of Website/Organization
-When? Date of Creation or Last Update

Why Citation is Important