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Annotated Bibliographies

Annotated Bibliography in APA Style

The bibliography in APA Style is called the reference list. (APA does not use or require bibliographies).

The APA requires detailed formatting of the reference list.  Check whether your instructor has specific requirements for the annotations but in general the process is the same as for an MLA annotated bibliography: a bibliographic reference (in APA style) followed by an annotation. 

Items in an annotated bibliography in APA style should appear in alphabetical order, as they do in a reference list. The annotations appear in a new paragraph below its reference entry, indented 0.5 inches from the left margin.