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Public Administration: Annotating and Citing

Annotated Bibliography?

"Annotations are descriptive and critical."

Annotated Bibliography

Three parts to an annotation:

  • Summary
  • Assess
  • Reflection

Here is a list of some verbs you might find useful for referring to texts and ideas:

  • The evidence indicates that….
  • The article assesses the effect of….
  • The author identifies three reasons for….
  • The article questions the view that….

Citing Sources

Citation Guides

APA Formatting and Style Guide [The OWL at Purdue)
Provides a quick resource for citing references in papers using the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Citation Guidelines
A short guide to citing research in APA, MLA, and Turabian formats.

KnightCite Citation Service
Creates your citations for you.  Developed by Heckman Library at Calvin College

Citation Management Tools

Zotero is a free Mozilla Firefox extension that helps you collect, organize and cite your sources.

EndNote is a software program that facilitates the maintenance and storage of bibliographic citations, web resources and images; EndNote also makes it easy to share your citations with colleagues and students. Requires a separate software download and installation.