Reasons for citing sources:
Basic components of a citation:
(Author, Year of Publication)
Example: (Smith, 1943)
Author. (Year of Publication). Title. Publisher information.
Example: Smith, B. (1943). A tree grows in Brooklyn. New York, NY: Harper Collins. (6th ed.)
Smith, B. (1943). A tree grows in Brooklyn. Harper Collins. (7th ed.)
Both the library catalog and Google Scholar will create citations for you in APA, MLA, AMA and more. Always remember to double-check any computer-generated citations.
Library Catalog--Click on tab inside catalog record for your source.
Google Scholar--Click on tab on the bottom left inside source box.