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ci·ta·tion

A citation is a brief description of one specific information source, usually appearing in a bibliography or a database.

Like the records that you looked at in the Searching unit, a citation is made of parts, each part indicating specific information about the source. You can usually tell what type of source is being described by looking carefully at the citation. The citation below refers to an article found in a journal called Climatic Change.

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Climatic Change, a scholarly journal


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