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Begin Research: What Is the Basic Bibliographic Information Required for a Journal Article Citation?

What Is the Basic Bibliographic Information
Required for a Journal Article Citation?

Author
  • There are rules for formatting for more than one author, a corporate author or no
    author at all.
Title of Article
  • Make sure to find the title of the article on the first page of the article and not from the
    table of contents or the cover of the journal.
Title of Journal
  • The title of the journal is just as important as the title of the article when citing from
    scholarly journals. You need both!
Volume and Issue Number
  • You can find the volume and issue number on the title page, the front cover of the journal
    or on the article itself.
Date of Publication
  • You can also find the year the journal was published on the title page, front cover of the
    journal or on the article itself.
Page Numbers
  • Remember to include the page numbers of the entire article and not just the pages where you found
    the information you’re citing.
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