What is a Citation?
  • Describes a book journal article, website, or other published item
  • Gives credit to the originator of an idea, this preventing plagiarism
  • Enables the reader to retrieve the item you refer to
  • Includes the author, title, source (publisher and place of publication or URL), and date
A citation manager is a tool which helps you to store, organize and output your citation in the format you prefer.