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Citing Sources: Parts of A Citation

Parts of a Citation

Main elements of a citation

  • Author 
  • Title of publication
  • Date of Publication
  • Location of Publication

What about?

  • Editors vs. author? 
  • Book title vs. chapter title? 
  • Article title vs. journal title?
  • DOIs vs. URLs?
  • Access date vs. Publication date? 

Understanding DOIs

What is a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and why is it important?

  • DOIs are unique numbers given to article 
  • It is a permanent
  • More stable than a URL
  • Finding and linking is easier
  •  http://dx.doi.org/ is at the beginning of a DOI link
  • Many citation styles prefer DOIs to URLs
  • Use the DOI resolver to find articles on search engines