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Early Childhood Education

This Research Guide provides information about early childhood education resources found in the CCCC libraries and online.

What are citations?

What are citations, and why do I need them?


A citation is your way of telling readers how to find the information, data, opinions, and quotes upon which you based your paper. 

A citation includes:

  • The authors' names 
  • Title of the work
  • Date of publication
  • Information about the publisher
  • Volume and issue numbers for articles 
  • Page numbers
  • Online access information

What is APA Style?

APA stands for American Psychological Association. APA style was created by social scientists to standardize scientific writing. Some fields that use it include: Allied Health, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Political Science, and Social Work.


Library sources to help you with your citations...

Citation Styles

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Citations: a (Very) Brief Introduction

This short video from North Carolina State University Libraries link will open in a new window covers the basics of citations: why we use them and how we create them.

Building a citation

Which information do I include in a citation?

Practice finding the pieces of a citation using this tutorial from Marquette University link will open in a new window.

Screenshot of the MLA citation tutorial

Help!

Need a little extra help?

Contact your librarian. 

Or use the links below to get more in-depth help and information.