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Lists, inventories, footnotes, and prose essays are all ways in which readers and books can be brought together. To make these tools more useful to the reader, standard citations have been formulated for each situation. These citations emphasize content, even though the physical embodiment is inseparable.

A bibliographical citation typically consists of an entry that names

  1. the creator of the text,
  2. the title of the text, either as formally presented or in common usage,
  3. a source where the text is available (i.e., an imprint statement that names the publisher or a statement that identifies the larger work, such as a periodical, in which the text appears), and
  4. other specifics (such as date and place of publication, volume number, and pagination) that can be fitted into an established formula.

In some cases, an annotation or abstract, describing the content in a free-form prose statement, is appended to...

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