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 July 1, 2022) relating to plagiarism:
Standard 1: KCTCS students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty and integrity and to support a campus environment that is conducive to learning and scholarship.
Students may not withdraw from a class to avoid a failing grade received as a result of academic dishonesty or any substantiated accusation of academic dishonesty.
Academic Dishonesty: KCTCS Colleges consider Academic Dishonesty to be a serious issue. The College and its Faculty recognize that students may not fully understand what academic dishonesty means.