Sample APA Annotated Bibliography With Instructions
APA means American Psychological Association and often refers to the style of documentation adopted by that professional group, a style that features the date of publication more prominently than other forms of documentation. See the Hodges’ Harbrace Handbook (pp. 652-679***) and the PowerPoint presentation on APA under the Research Writing Resources in the Web Resources section of the ENC 1135 on-line syllabus for details. Since annotated means enhanced or clarified with notes, an annotated bibliography is a list of sources presented with comments on content and usefulness to the research under way. The list must be presented in alphabetical order by the author’s last name or the first word of the title (for a resource that shows no author), regardless of form of the source; that is book, journal, Internet page, and CD-ROM—with author(s) or without Sources—all appear together on one list. Do not number the entries on the References list. The forms for the electronic resources appear accurately and carefully on the Learning Resources pages of the IRCC site, or you may pick up the printed “Documenting Electronic Resources APA STYLE” at the Ft. Pierce campus library and at the sites. Carefully note that the title of an APA bibliography is “References.” All items on the sample list below are pure fiction, as are all comments; they are offered to provide example of proper form. A 750-1000 word APA must have at least three sources, while a 1250-1500 word APA must have at least five sources; to choose the most useful and best sources, a researcher looks in three to five sources for every ONE he uses. That means that the list of five with comments that you turn in to me will represent a review of a minimum of fifteen sources. The five on the annotated bibliography will be five that you can, and likely will, use in your paper. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FORMATTING FOR THE THESIS AND OPENING OF...
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