Citation formats are rules and guidelines that make writing styles uniform within a specific work or publication. They cover the following:
There are many citation formats. Some of the more commonly used ones are MLA format, APA format, and Chicago format.
There are several reasons why you would want to cite your sources...
For more information click on the link below.
An annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each source, which is called an annotation. Depending on your assignment, your annotations may include one or more of the following:
Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source.
What are the main arguments?
What is the point of this book or article?
What topics are covered?
Assess: After you summarize a source, it may be helpful to evaluate it.
Is it a useful source?
How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography?
Is the information reliable?
Is it this source biased or objective?
What is the goal of this source?
Reflect: Next, determine how the source fits into your research.
Click on the link below for more info.
Click on the link below to see a sample annotation from Purdue's OWL (Online Writing Lab).