According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, CITE is defined as "to quote as an example, authority, or proof."
A CITATION in academic research is a specially formatted block of information referring to a source referenced in a research paper or assignment.
To correctly cite a source, first determine what the source is. Is the information source a:
The format of the source will determine HOW you cite it.
Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.
Author(S). "Article Title." Journal Title, Vol., No., Publication Date, Page Range. Database, doi or URL
Author(s). Title. Publisher, Publication Date, URL.pdf.
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. doi:0000000/000000000000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.0000/0000
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address
The article we found to begin our research assignment needs to be cited in MLA to be included in our Works Cited list.
In order to write the citation we need to gather data about the source such as:
KCTCS Student Code of Conduct (updated effective January 1, 2017) relating to plagiarism:
Section 3: Standard 1- “Students shall adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty and integrity, and support a campus environment that is conducive to learning and scholarship. Violations or attempted violations may include, but are not limited to: Cheating, fabrication, plagiarism or facilitating academic dishonesty…”
Section 4, Part B-ii- “Incidents of academic dishonesty and misconduct which occur within the context of a specific course are resolved by the academic department in accordance with the College academic honesty policy. In such a case, the instructor or academic department determines whether academic dishonesty or misconduct occurred, and if so, the appropriate academic penalty. Lying, misrepresenting, or omitting relevant facts otherwise known at the time may subject students, faculty, or staff to disciplinary action, possibly up to and including dismissal or termination. Sanctions for academic dishonesty or misconduct may include but are not limited to: