A reference providing information about where a particular quotation, text, etc., is to be found; a bibliographical reference. [Oxford English Dictionary]
In general, citations help readers to locate your sources of information, as well as avoid plagiarism.
Understanding and avoiding plagiarism
You need to understand why and how to use citations to help you avoid plagiarism! The Online Tutorial on Academic Integrity has been developed to raise students’ awareness of academic integrity and the University’s expectations for honest academic behaviour. Use this interactive tutorial to understand the importance and mechanics of avoiding plagiarism through proper citing.
The Library offers several reference management tools: EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero (which are freeware). Understand the features of these tools from this page and choose a proper tool to organize your citations and references. Refer to this EndNote FAQ if you encounter any problems with EndNote.
Suppes, M. A., & Wells, C. C. (2013). The social work experience : an introduction to social work and social welfare (6th ed.). Boston: Pearson.
Woolcock, M., & Narayan, D. (2000). Social Capital: Implications for Development Theory, Research, and Policy. The World Bank Research Observer, 15(2), 225-249.
Example 2: Harvard Style
1. In-text citation
(Suppes and Wells, 2013)
(Woolcock and Narayan, 2000)
SUPPES, M. A. & WELLS, C. C. 2013. The social work experience : an introduction to social work and social welfare, Boston, Pearson.
WOOLCOCK, M. & NARAYAN, D. 2000. Social Capital: Implications for Development Theory, Research, and Policy. The World Bank Research Observer, 15, 225-249.
Citation link on databases
Many databases provide quick link to citation style, you can simply "copy" the citation from your search result list and "paste" to your document. The following are a few examples of copying APA citation (6th edition) from online sources: