Introduction to the Teaching Profession (EDUC 1301)

Brookhaven Library

What is APA Style?

APA Style is a citation format created by the American Psychological Association. It is used for psychology and many other subjects, including education, nursing, nutrition, business, and much more. Your instructor will tell you if your class requires APA format.

APA Format

Click on the link below to access the APA Citation QuickStart Guide

Click on the link below to access the APA Citation Guide from the Purdue OWL

Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools can help you create citations in various formats. Click on the links below for more information about the two citation management tools available through the library.

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each source, which is called an annotation. Depending on your assignment, your annotations may include one or more of the following:

Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source.

  • What are the main arguments?
  • What is the point of this book or article?
  • What topics are covered?

Assess: After you summarize a source, it may be helpful to evaluate it.

  • Is it a useful source?
  • How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography?
  • Is the information reliable?
  • Is it this source biased or objective?
  • What is the goal of this source?

Reflect: Next, determine how the source fits into your research.

  • Was this source helpful to you?
  • How does it help you shape your argument?
  • How can you use this source in your research project?
  • Has it changed how you think about your topic?

Use the links below to access more information and samples.