What does it mean to cite a source of information?

A citation identifies for the reader the original source for an idea, information, or image that is referred to in a work. In the body of a paper, the in-text citation acknowledges the source of information used. At the end of a paper, the citations are compiled on a References or Works Cited list.

Why is it necessary to cite the sources of information you use?

Citing or documenting the sources used in your research serves three purposes: It gives proper credit to the authors of the words or ideas that you incorporated into your paper. Citing your sources consistently and accurately helps you avoid committing plagiarism in your writing.

What is source Acknowledgement?

Acknowledgment of Sources is a Rhetorical Act It enhances your credibility as a writer. You demonstrate that you have studied your subject in sufficient depth, and by reading credible and authoritative sources. It helps you to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is trying to pass someone else’s ideas or writing as your own.

What information should be included in a reference citation for a journal article?

Typically when citing an article you need the following: author, title of article, date of publication, title of publication, volume, issue, page numbers, and either a DOI or URL. DOI stands for “Digital Object Identifier” and is a permanent string of characters given to articles when linking them online.