INFOhio Citation Guide

Attribution vs. Citation

What's the difference between attribution and citation? 

You may find an image you want to use for your project online. Learn the difference between attribution and citation with this helpful guide Attribution vs. Citation

  • The act of establishing a particular person as the creator of a work of art. 
  • Gives credit to images, text, and ideas.



  • The act of acknowledging the work of another within a scholarly context. 
  • Used to trace the development of ideas through scholarly works and primary sources.