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Writing Center: Annotation Guide

This guide contains hours and contact information for the Writing Center

Citation Manuals

Use the call number below each book to find these style manuals in Lewis Library's Reference collection (located on the main/2nd floor) OR click on the book or book title to view an online version of the style guide!

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

What is an annotated bibliography?

  • A list of citations to books, articles, and documents.
  • Each citation is followed by a brief (approx. 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph. (This is the "Annotation")
  • The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.

Online help

Need more info on how to cite those quotes correctly?

Here are some links to the Purdue Owl website which can provide a quick overview on how to style your citations. Purdue Owl only provides information for those looking to use MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual styles, and only gives a general overview of each. For a more in-depth look at a particular writing style, you may find style handbooks for MLA, APA, Turabian, ACS, and more on reserve at Lewis Library. If you need to access them, just come to the circulation desk and ask for what you need!

Check-list for Citation Information

Use the following check-list to make sure you have all the information you need to create a citation of your sources:

  • Author(s) and/or Editor(s) Name
  • Title of the book, article or document
  • Year the item was published
  • Name of the publishing company
  • Place of publication (ex: New York)
  • Number of pages cited
  • For journal articles only: Title, Volume and Issue # of Journal
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