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International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement Students

What is a Citation?

Citation is....

  • A citation is a way of giving credit to individuals for their creative and intellectual works that you utilized to support your research.
  • It can also be used to locate particular sources and combat plagiarism.
  • Typically, a citation can include the author's name, date, location of the publishing company, journal title, or DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

Citation Style...

A citation style dictates the information necessary for a citation and how the information is ordered, as well as punctuation and other formatting.