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Provides an understanding of APA style and offers resources to learn more.

APA Basics


Remember, resources for APA are available at Owl at Purdue, KnightCite and at Easybib.                            

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APA Online Resources & Citation Tools

Research and Citation Management

If you would like to find more options for online citation generators for MLA, check out our Citation and Research Management Guide.

Using Word

For help on creating a bibliography in Word, visit the Office Support website.

APA Sample Paper

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Annotated Bibliography

In an annotated bibliography, all of your citations and works cited follow the normal rules for the style guide your professor chooses (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian). The only thing you add is an annotation--your description of each source.

The annotation summarizes the source, and then includes your own evaluation of it. Annotations can be a few sentences, or a few paragraphs. Check with your professor to see what is required for your assignment.

For more information or ideas on how to write annotations, check out the article Annotated Bibliographies from easybib.com, or visit the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue to see an example.