Citations give researchers basic information about the creation of a document or work of art. The most common citation styles you will use at Massasoit are MLA and APA. Regardless of style, citations tell us the same information about a source including:
Who created it
What it is called
When it was published or created
Where it was published or created
Why do we use citations?
A citation can help you find additional sources for your research.
A citation gives credit to the author/creator whose work you’ve used.
A list of citations makes up a Works Cited List (MLA) or References List (APA) which is a list of all of the sources used in your research assignment.