What are Citations?

Citations are indications at the end of a block of information which direct the reader to the source for this information. Basically, when you write in your paper that George Washington led the Continental Army, the citation at the end of that sentence (typically an author’s last name and year of publication) leads the reader to a listing on your works cited page. This listing includes all of the information on this book that the reader needs to look it up herself or himself. The citation allows a reader to verify your facts. You can find more information here: