Citations are what you find in bibliographies. They provide the reader with information needed to identify and find the sources listed.
The sources attribute to other authors ideas they have previously expressed, rather than give the appearance to the work's readers that the work's authors are the original sources of those ideas.
Citations are usually in one of the generally-accepted citations systems, such as AMA, MLA, APA, Turabian, or other citations systems.
Refer to this page for more specialized information on citation styles.
A citation describes a source by presenting information about that source (book, article, web page, etc.) in a standard format. It tells:
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Book Chapter Citation Example