Attribution, at its most basic level, requires that you include a bibliographic citation for each source that you use. Bibliographic citations contain the information about the source of your information. Typical elements in bibliographic citations from the print publication world include:
author, editor, translator, organization (corporate author) or other creator of the content
title and subtitle
indication of which edition or version
name of journal, series, encyclopedia, or other parent publication in which the work appears
– place of publication
– name of publishing body
– date of publication
Two types of attribution:
Full citations, which are typically listed at the end of the document.
Partial citations, which are in the body of your document — usually right next to the quote or paragraph that refers to the source idea you are using.
Last updated 8/23/2012 by Sue Thompson