A citation provides the reader with information about your sources, to help the reader find them. Citations usually include such elements as:
Citation: 2 Parts
IN-TEXT CITATION: WITHIN YOUR PAPER
As you write, you will create citations in the text of your paper, to let the reader know when you are using someone else's ideas or words.
Chicago style use footnotes or endnotes (your choice); other styles such as APA use parenthetical citations.
BIBLIOGRAPHY/SOURCES CITED: AT THE END
At the end of your paper, you'll provide a complete list of all of the sources you used to write it.
Include everything you used, whether you specifically quoted or cited it in the text of your paper or not.
In Chicago style, this is called your "Bibliography."
When to Cite
You should cite when:
You don't need to cite when: