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PSYC 240 Social Psychology: Citing & Annotating your Sources

Online Citation Generator

NOODLETOOLS allows you to fill out citation information in a form and then automatically generate the citation in the correct format for you!

It creates individual citations or complete Works Cited or Bibliography pages for APA, MLA and Chicago citation styles.

**IMPORTANT: A critical first step to create a correct citation in Noodlebib is to SELECT A CITATION TYPE.

Look carefully at your source to determine what it is.  This can be tricky for sources from databases or from the web.  (For example, you may find a newspaper article on a website, but you must select citation type = newspaper, NOT citation type = website)

Quick Guide - APA

How to Annotate

What is an annotated bibliography?

An annotated bibliography includes a basic citation plus additional information. For this class, your annotation should include:

Three to four sentences that summarize the main idea(s) of the text:

  1. Clear summary (setting, sample, methodology, key findings, and conclusions)
  2. Include a brief statement about the author's theoretical frame of reference or bias.

One or two sentences that relate the article to the research topic:

  1. Your critical assessment of the source
  2. A statement on how it informs your work.

Sample APA Style Citations

Books by two or more authors
Author's names. (Year). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher.

Rosellini, G., & Worden, M. (1997). Of course you're angry: A guide to dealing with the emotions of substance abuse (Rev. ed.). Center City, MN: Hazelden.

Books with editors
Editor's name. (Ed.). (Year). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher.

Moen, P., Elder, G., & Luscher, K. (Eds.). (1995). Examining lives in context: Perspectives on the ecology of human development. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Articles in journals
Author's name. (Date). Title of article. Title of journal, volume number(issue number if available), page numbers.

Jones, H. M. (1997). The attractions of stupidity. The St. Croix Review, 30(2), 6-10.

Articles in magazines
Author's name. (year, month or month range or season or month and day). Title of article. Title of magazine, volume number(issue number, when applicable), page numbers.

Gerry, R. (1997, April-June). Tempo training for freestyle. Swimming Technique, 34(1), 40-42.

Articles from Library Databases - doi assigned
 (Cite as you would an article in print, followed by) doi:[doi]

(How to locate a doi)

Martin-Malivel, J., & Okada, K. (2007, December). Human and chimpanzee face recognition in chimpanzees (pan troglodytes): Role of exposure and impact on categorical perception.  Behavioral Neuroscience 121(6), 1145-1155. doi:10.1037/0735-7044.121.6.1145

Articles from Library Databases - doi unknown
(Cite as you would an article in print, followed by) Retrieved from journal/publisher homepage URL   [search the internet to find the homepage]

Peters, J. R., Stearns, D. E. (2003). Bringing educational relevancy to the first-year college experience by bearing witness to social problems. The Journal of Experiential Education 25(3), 332-342. Retrieved from http://www.aee.org/publications/jee