Similar to to a citation, an attribution is a way to give credit to the original creator of an open licensed resource. While a citation protects the user of borrowed information from plagiarism and promotes academic integrity when copyrighted work that is not open is used, an attribution helps to protect a user legally when using creative works that have an open license.
A typical attribution is short containing the title of the work, the name of the creator, and the type of license held.
An example of a complete attribution would look like this:
For more information on best to worst attribution practices visit the Creative Commons "Best practices for attribution" page.
Use the Open Attribution Builder from Open Washington to help create a complete attribution for your source.