28 What is citation?

Citation is a standard way for writers to credit the sources of information used in their writing.
There are typically two parts to citation:
•References/Bibliography/Work Cited


The in-text or footnote component that readers can refer to while reading the page. The references, bibliography or work cited section lists all source at the end of the work.
Main citation styles:
•American Psychological Association APA (Psychology & Social Sciences)
•Modern Language Association MLA (English)
•Chicago (History)


(Kestler, 2020)


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