There are 4 main reasons that it is important to cite your research:
When in doubt, CITE!
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Most disciplines have a specific citation style that they typically prefer, and the Library Research Guides for each department contain the most commonly used citation styles. However, you will want to consult your syllabus and/or ask your professor which citation styles he or she prefers.
If you are working on your Ed.D. or Ph.D., you should consult with the style guide that is provided by your department. Please contact your professor for assistance if you have not received your style guide.
Basic elements of a journal article citation include:
author(s), title of article, title of journal, volume and issue number, date of publication, page numbers.
Find this information for the article you want to cite: