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Get a basic overview of where and when you need to cite and the different citation styles that are used in academic and scholarly writing. Citations 101 (link below) gives you a basic understanding of when and why you need to cite your sources.
If you don't know which style to use, make sure you ask your instructor. If your instructor leaves it up to you, choose the style with which you are most familiar.
There are certain basic things you need to cite almost all sources, using just about any format:
If your specific source was published as part of a larger work, then you also need the TITLE OF THE LARGER WORK.
This could be a newspaper, magazine or journal (if your source is an article), a book (if your source is a chapter or image), etc.
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