A citation describes a source by presenting information about that source (book, article, web page, etc.) in a standard format.
A citation tells:
Common citations are to journal articles, books, and book chapters.
Citations to journal or magazine articles will include some of the following:
Citations to books will include the following:
Citations to book chapters will also include the title, author, and pages of the chapter.
Check out our Understand Citations guide in Research Now! for more help with understanding citations.