Depending on the style, a citation will include title, author, date, page numbers, publisher, place of publication, etc.
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|Citations reflect the careful and thorough work you have put into locating and exploring your sources.|
|Citations help readers understand the context of your argument and are a courtesy to the reader, who may share your interest in a particular area of study.|
|Citations allow you to acknowledge those authors who contributed to your learning and your work.|
|Citations, by illustrating your own learning process, also draw attention to the originality and legitimacy of your own ideas.|
|By citing sources you demonstrate your integrity and skill as a responsible student and participant in your field of study.|
"When and Why to Cite Sources." University at Albany. N.p., 2010. Web. 26 Oct. 2012. <http://library.albany.edu/usered/cite/citing.html>.
The following are examples of citations for using both APA and MLA: