What is a citation?
A citation [or bibliographic citation] is the information that describes an article or book.
For an article, that information will include the article title, article author (or authors), name of the journal that contains the article, the journal volume, issue and date.
Here are 3 examples:
- Samoan Moral Discourse and the Loto, Jeannette Marie Mageo, American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 93, No. 2 (Jun., 1991), pp. 405-420
- Ladd, Carll (11/01/1999). "A systematic analysis of secondary DNA transfer". Journal of forensic sciences (0022-1198), 44 (6), p. 1270.
- "Human impact on global warming confirmed." The Nation's Health 31.2 (2001): 6. Academic OneFile. Web. 7 July 2010.
If you have an article citation, use the journals link to see if we have access to the journal containing that article
If we don't have access, request an interlibrary loan so we can get you the article from another library
Librarians are available to help you find the information that you need.
- Visit us at the Information Desk any time that we're open, or
- Call 203-932-7189 for help or to set up an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one research assistance.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll help you learn how to use the catalog to find books and use our databases to find articles, e-books and more.