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APA Format for Bibliographies

For this project, you'll be completing an "Annotated Bibliography" following the APA format.

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents where each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 100 to 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation.

You're being asked to stop, think about your sources, and write a sentence or two about why you chose the resources you used.

Why?

  • Give credit where credit is due
  • Provide hard evidence
  • Promote originality
  • Prevent plagiarism
  • Create better researchers

General format

Citing Books:

Look for the author's name, publication year, work title, publication city and publisher.

Example:      Henderson, Mark, Baker, Joanne & Crilly, Tony. (2009). 100 Most Important Science Ideas : Key Concepts in Genetics, Physics and Mathematics. Richmond Hill, Ont: Firefly Books.

Online Sources:

Look for the author, date, page title, site title, available page numbers if given, and a URL or DOI if available (digital object identifier).

Example:     Science World at Telus World of Science. (2016, January) Teen Events. Retrieved from Science World Website http://scienceworld.ca/teen .

 

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EBSCO Research Databases