Citing your sources and avoiding plagiarism are key components of academic work at any institution of higher learning. Below you will find a link to the American Psychological Association (APA) style guide, which will give you examples of commonly cited source types.
You must also avoid plagiarism (using someone's work without attribution or permission), whether accidental or intentional. Below you will find a Google slides presentation about how to avoid accidental plagiarism.
Librarians are available to help you figure out how to cite sources. However, keep in mind that your professor is the ultimate arbiter of proper citation, as they will be grading your work. If you have questions about how they would like you to cite things, ask them. They want you to succeed!
Below, you will find a list of tools that will help you to format your in-text citations, notes, and bibliography and some that even allow you to store, manage, and share your research resources.
Remember that software and online tools are fallible. The citations created using these programs are only as good as the information they contain. Be sure to check your citations carefully!
An annotation is a brief summary of a book, article, or other publication. Its purpose is to describe the work in such a way that the reader can decide whether or not to read the work itself. A bibliography is a list of works and is a standard appendage to a scholarly book or article. An annotated bibliography, in which each item is summarized, is valuable because it helps the reader understand the particular uses of each item.
The following five points provide guidance for writing an annotation:
Another way to think about the steps of writing an annotation is: Summarize – Assess – Reflect
You may also find this annotated bibliography worksheet useful as a guide when writing annotations.