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Writing and Citing
UI Writing Center
Make an appointment to meet with a tutor at the UI Writing Center, where writers get help at any stage in the writing process -- from brainstorming to revising drafted papers.
Writing an annotated bibliography will help you summarize, assess, and reflect on the sources you've selected for your final research paper.
Citing in APA Style
APA (American Psychological Association) style is the required for your annotated bibliography. APA is the most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.
Automatic Citation Tools
The UI Library catalog and most Library databases provide tools to automatically cite books, ebooks, and journal articles. The websites listed below are other cost-free options for citing sources automatically in APA style:
Tips for Citing Government Websites
When citing a government website:
- The “author” of any government material is almost always the agency, office, committee, department, etc. — not an individual person.
- U.S. Federal Government "authors" in citations should begin with "United States" or "U.S."