Answered By: Darren Chase
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017     Views: 24

citation reflects all of the information a person would need to locate a particular source. For example, basic citation information for a book consists of name(s) of author(s) or editor(s), title of book, name of publisher, place of publication, and most recent copyright date.
 
Here is an article citation in MLA Style:
 
Macknik, Stephen L., et al. "Attention and awareness in stage magic: turning tricks into research." Nature Reviews Neuroscience 9.11 (2008): 871-879.
 
A citation style dictates the information necessary for a citation and how the information is ordered, as well as punctuation and other formatting. 

bibliography lists citations for all of the relevant resources a person consulted during his or her research.

In an annotated bibliography, each citation is followed by a brief note—or annotation—that describes and/or evaluates the source and the information found in it.

works cited list presents citations for those sources referenced in a particular paper, presentation, or other composition.
 
An in-text citation consists of just enough information to correspond to a source's full citation in a Works Cited list. In-text citations often require a page number (or numbers) showing exactly where relevant information was found in the original source.
 
Here is an in-text citation of the article cited above:
 
Visual illusions--and other sensory illusions--are phenomena in which the subjective perception of a stimulus does not match the physical reality of the stimulus (Macknik 871).
 
 

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