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Summer Academic Workshop 2021 (Yarnoff): Citing Sources/Annotated Bibliographies

MLA Style Guide

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated bibliography provides a list of citations with descriptive and evaluative information about each item you cite.  Annotations generally run 100-150 words. Professors dictate the annotation content, which could be to summarize content, evaluate the scholarship, comment on the usefulness to your research, or all three.   Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides detailed examples for annotated bibliographies in APA, Chicago and MLA styles (use the menu on the left to move through the 3 sections about annotated bibliographies).  OWL is also a terrific resource for citation style help for all types of sources.

Chicago Style Guides

Citation Management Workshops

Check the Libraries' Events Calendar for dates and times for both in-person and remote workshops for Zotero and EndNote citation management software platforms.  Both of these platforms can save lots of time by helping you:

  • store references in one place 
  • export citations directly from databases 
  • automatically format bibliographies and citations in MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, or thousands of other styles 
  • keep reading notes linked to sources 
  • insert citations directly into Word
  • attach files to your references and more!