Does APA offer any guidance on creating an annotated bibliography?

My instructor is requiring one for class, but is pretty vague on the details.


Answer

Actually, APA does in this case. This, from page 9 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition.

  • Annotated bibliographies consist of reference list entries followed by short descriptions of the work called annotations. Instructors generally set most requirements for these papers, but many APA guidelines still apply (see Section 9.51).

There is a page of specifics directions on p. 307 (Section 9.51 referred to above).

On p. 308 (Figure 9.3) is an example. I have attached an image.


So, basically, your professor set the rules for what is required, and you dress it up to look like APA with the directions listed above.

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