Last Updated: Mar 25, 2014
What Belongs in a Citation?
The information given in a bibliography or a database about a particular title. The citation may include the article title, periodical title, book title, place of publication, publisher, volume, pages, and date. Refer to a style manual to learn how to format citations for your own bibliographies.
A bibliography is a list of sources about a single topic. Each book listed in the bibliography is identified by its Author, Title, Publisher, Place of Publication, and Date of Publication. Articles from newspapers, journals and magazines include the title of articles, the authors, the journal or magazine where it was published and the volume, issue number, the date of the publication and the pages the article appeared on. Each discipline has its own style for creating bibliography entries.
- Works Cited
A list of sources you have *cited* in your paper.
Why is it so important to cite your sources correctly? Presenting someone else's work as your own is considered plagiarism even if it is done inadvertently. Honest, ethical, academic work is expected at all levels of higher education. See the statement on Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism published by The Dean of Students Office. This web site also includes links to UW System-wide policies on Academic Misconduct (plagiarism and cheating.)