Different citation systems and styles are used in scientific citation, legal citation, prior art, the arts, and the humanities.
Citation content can vary depending on the type of source and may include: The numbers refer to either footnotes (notes at the end of the page) or endnotes (notes on a page at the end of the paper) that provide source detail.
More precisely, a citation is an abbreviated alphanumeric expression embedded in the body of an intellectual work that denotes an entry in the bibliographic references section of the work for the purpose of acknowledging the relevance of the works of others to the topic of discussion at the spot where the citation appears.
Generally the combination of both the in-body citation and the bibliographic entry constitutes what is commonly thought of as a citation (whereas bibliographic entries by themselves are not).
A works cited page lists every resource you consulted and possibly some that you cited, but not all have to be quoted or paraphrased in your essay. A sample Works Cited page has been included in the MLA 8 format below, but see the Online Writing Lab for more information on MLA 8.
Formatting your works cited list Begin your works cited list on a separate page from the text of the essay under the label Works Cited (with no quotation marks, underlining, etc.).
Citation styles can be broadly divided into styles common to the Humanities and the Sciences, though there is considerable overlap.
Some style guides, such as the Chicago Manual of Style, are quite flexible and cover both parenthetical and note citation systems.
The title should be centered at the top of the page.
There is a good example at the bottom of this page.