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Citations allow your readers to follow in your footsteps and retrace your findings. As such, citations include a couple different elements: in-text citations as well as the full citation at the end of the paper. 

Annotated citations are the full citation that you would find at the end of the paper, along with a formal annotation, sharing important information about the resource to the reader, all with a specific format (even the annotation!)

We've got the tools to help. There is a brief intro below. For more, follow this link to the MLA Guide on the JWU Charlotte homepage. 

An example of a whole book citation: 

Quammen, David. The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life. New York, Simon & Schuster, 2018.

An example of an academic journal article from a database: 

Hilpert, Jonathan C., and Gwen C. Marchand. “Complex Systems Research in Educational Psychology: Aligning Theory and Method.” Educational Psychologist, vol. 53, no. 3, July 2018, pp. 185–202. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/00461520.2018.1469411.


EVERYTHING has a specific way of being cited, but there are many tools to help you. 



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