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Finding scholarly articles


- Follow APA style format, provide a full reference to the article you are annotating.

- Prepare to share your annotation with class members using PowerPoint. The slides need to include the following:

      * what is the research subject?

      * Method of investigation.

      * Summary of findings.

      * How the article you have selected relates to the assigned materials.

      * Significance of the research.

      * Your comments.

      * Article should be written in 2015 or later.

Finding an article full-text from a citation

  1. Determine what kind of source it is. Is it a book chapter? A journal article? (Easiest way to do this is to look for a volume or issue number. Then you know it's a journal article!)
  2. If it is a book, look in the catalog to see if we own it. If we don't, you need to Interlibrary Loan it. Do so by checking the "Libraries Worldwide" link on the left, and clicking "Request Copy."
  3. If it is an article, use the Journal List to search for the journal title to see which database it is in. If we don't own it, use Find It to request the title. If it's not in a database, use Interlibrary Loan to request the article.

Source eval

Writing an Annotated Bibliography

Journal Articles (APA)

Journal Articles (APA)

Source: American Psychological Association. (n.d.). 7th edition Quick Reference Guide

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

Author’s name. (date). Title of the article. Journal Name, volume(issue), pages. DOI number.


Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(3), 207–217.

*if a DOI doesn't exist, end the citation after the page numbers.

*If the journal article does not have a DOI and isn't from a database, but you found it online include the URL of the article at the end of the reference.

Citing an article from UpToDate/Cochrane

Morey, M. C. (2019). Physical activity and exercise in older adults. UpToDate. Retrieved July 22, 2019, from

Citation Tools & Managers

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