Citation is a reference to another sources whereby you tell the readers from where do you get the ideas/words/figures for your paper. Citation is usually found in the form of in-text citation (in the body of your writing) or bibliographies/references (appears at the end of your paper).
The main reasons for citing others’ work include:
- To show that you’ve done proper research by providing the information of the sources
- To acknowledge others’ ideas and giving credit for it
- To avoid plagiarism in your writing
- To give an opportunity for the readers to track down the sources for the purpose of producing new research
All citation styles basically ask you to provide general information about the citing works such as author name, title, publication year, place of publication & publisher’s name (for book), and journal name, volume and issue number (for journal). However, we strongly suggest you to use any bibliographic management software like Mendeley and Endnote, so that you’re not necessarily need to remember the sequence of the citation information because it will be done by the software automatically.
For those interested to use APA citation style, please refer to this slide:
# If you are interested to join our Mendeley or Endnote training, please refer to our regular workshop timetable