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Women & Gender Studies

Women’s International Human Rights

APA Citations

Need help with APA Citation Style guidelines?  Check out these two great resources:

Citation Styles Guide - Created by ASU Librarians to provide you with information on when to cite a source and citation style specifics.

OWL at Purdue - An APA formatting and Style Guide from the writing lab at Purdue University. 

ASA Citation Style

Here are resources for using the American Sociology Association (ASA) style:

OWL at Purdue: Formatting in Sociology (ASA style)

ASA Quick Style Guide

MLA Citation Style

Need information on formatting your paper or how to cite in MLA style? Check out these guides for help: 

OWL at Purdue MLA Formatting and Style Guide

ASU Library Citation Guide - MLA

MLA Style Guide (book)

Managing Your Research

Using citation management software can help you organize your research, create bibliographies, and make sure you never again lose that great article you found. There are many great options out there - here are the best ones to consider:

RefWorks - web based subscription offered by ASU Library. You can create numerous accounts, upload attachments, share research, and more. Learn more at the Refworks Library Guide

Mendeley - desktop manager and web interface. Users can annotate PDFs and search the social network component of mendeley for more articles. 

ZoteroFirefox users: Here's a free tool you can use to manage your citations. Use Word Processor Integration plug ins for Word and Open Office for in text citations and bibliography formating

Annotated Bibliography

So what is a annotated bibliography? "... is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.” (Definition from Cornell University Library)

To write a good annotated bibliography you need to be:

  • Concise: Go to the point of what is the book/article about, in few words, summarize.
  • Evaluative: Determine who is the author, what is his/her expertise in the topic, how reliable is the information
  • Critical: Reflect on what is the strength and weakness of the work, what is missing, etc.
  • Comparative: how each piece review compares to other similar works

Useful site with tips on how to write an Annotated Bibliography:

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