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Citation Style Guide

What are the elements of a citation?

Citation styles vary, but there are some basic elements about a source that need to be included in all citations, such as:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Date of publication
  • Place of publication

How to find these elements

Watch the videos below for learn how to locate the information you need to gather to create a citation for a book or article in any style.

How can I get citation help?

You can learn about how to use the most common citation styles from online guides such as the Excelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL) linked below:

Remember: You can also get help with citation and writing in general from the Lehman Tutoring Center!