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Citation Formats

Choose a citation format and stick to it throughout your research and writing process. In APA style Tech offers the following resources:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
REF BF 76.7 .P83 

Purdue Owl APA Formatting

UW Health Sciences APA Style

Annotated Bibliographies

According to Olin & Uris libraries at Cornell University, an annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Following are some resources to help you in writing your annotated bibliography.

  • Cornell's web page on how to prepare an annotated bibliography.
  • A handout from Purdue Online Writing Laboratory on annotated bibliographies in APA, MLA, and CMS.
  • CalPoly's library guide to annotated bibliographies.