BIO 205: Ecology

Invasive Species

APA and Annotated Bibiliography

When writing this annotated bibliography, the citation of your source must be formatted according to APA citation guidelines. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, can easily be found in the "Ready Reference Section" which is located on top of the reference shelves.

Noodle Tools is a great way to create your annotated bibliography according to APA guidelines.

Northwestern's Policy on Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else’s work, words, images or ideas as one’s own. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. The unacknowledged use of words, ideas, or data from any published or unpublished source, including Internet sources and other students. Any ideas or information a student obtains from a source, whether or not directly quoted, must be appropriately acknowledged and referenced.
  2. Improperly quoting a source. Any phrase directly taken from a source must be placed in quotation marks and cited. Any failure to indicate a direct quotation is considered plagiarism, even if the source is cited. Any paraphrase (restatement of an idea in one’s own words) must be cited.

The instructor should clarify what constitutes plagiarism and correct citation within a given course.


- Excerpt from 2020-2021 NWC Student Handbook

APA Style

These documents will help you format your paper in APA style.

Document Description
General Style Guide Includes examples of print & electronic resources
Title Page Shows how to format the title page of an APA paper
First Page Shows how to format the first page of an APA paper
References Shows how to format the References page in an APA paper
Formatting using Word Shows how to set margins, type size, indents, and more in Microsoft Word

APA Style Annotated Bibliography

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

This web site gives helpful instruction on how to format an annotated bibliography according to APA guidelines. Make sure to scroll down to find the APA example!

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