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>.