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Citation Styles: APA

Information on standard citation styles such as MLA and APA, as well as specialized citation formats by discipline

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Annotated Bibliographies & Literature Reviews

This annotated bibliography example is based on APA style.  Your instructor might give you other formatting instructions.

  • Some annotations are merely descriptive, summarizing the authors' qualifications, research methods, and arguments.
  • Many annotations evaluate the quality of scholarship in a book or article.  You might want to consider the logic of authors' arguments, and the quality of their evidence.  Your findings can be positive, negative, or mixed.
  • Your professor might also want you to explain why the source is relevant to your assignment.