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WGST 260: Perspectives on LGBTQ+ Studies

How to Cite Your Sources

Creating an Annotated Bibliography

"A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, Web sites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called 'References' or 'Works Cited' depending on the style format you are using. A bibliography usually just includes the bibliographic information (i.e., the author, title, publisher, etc.).

An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources. Depending on your project or the assignment, your annotations may do one or more of the following" <>.

Citation and Source Manager: EndNote Basic

Using EndNote Basic allows you to:

  • Quickly and easily collect reference information from a wide variety of online databases.
  • Store up to 10,000 references in your own password-protected library, accessible anywhere that you have Internet access.
  • Share references with other EndNote Basic Online users.
  • Use Cite While You Write in Microsoft Word to insert references and format citations and bibliographies instantly. 

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