Zotero is a free reference management software that allows you to easily collect, manage, and organize bibliographic references by interfacing with databases and websites. It also easily creates bibliographies and lets you cite as your write!
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Creating an Annotated Bibliography with Zotero
1. Open preferences, and select Cite>Styles. Then, select "get additional styles" link at bottom, and find APA 6th (annotated bibliography). Download and open--this will automatically save the style to Zotero.
2. Highlight the references you want to include in your annotated bibliography, right click and select "create bibliography from items." Then paste into your Word doc.
3. Be sure to put your annotations in the abstract field for each included citation. If there are actual abstracts in that field, you can cut and paste them into the notes field.
By properly citing the sources you use in your research projects you are both identifying the resources that you used to complete your work and you are formally acknowledging the authors or creators of those resources. This allows others to find what you have found and to verify your research.
APA citation style guides:
- APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue's Online Writing Lab)
Create a quick citation with Zoterobib: https://zbib.org/