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Human Development & Family Relations (HDFR) Research Guide: Cite Your Sources

Research resources for HDFR courses

APA In-text/Parenthetical Citation Guides

APA Citation Guide from Feinberg Library

SUNY Plattsburgh - Feinberg Library's Citation Guide

More Citation Guides and Examples

Sample APA paper with in-text references

Annotated Bibliography Help

Good Annotated Bibliographies...

  • Begin with a citation in PERFECT APA format :)
  • Summarize the central theme. (If the theme is unrelated to a significant aspect of your topic, it is not a good article to choose).
  • Discuss significant findings
  • Discuss the study's limitations
  • Describe the article's audience
  • Explain the article's usefulness in relation to your topic- WHY is the article a good one?
  • Explain why the article is significant in relationship to the other articles you have chosen
  • Potentially comment on the authority of the author
  • Note: It is wise to provide an introduction at the top of the document, explaining the significance of your topic