Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Educational Leadership: Annotated Bibliography 7E

For Ed.D folks to know the best places for research

What Does APA Say?

The instructions for the annotation can be found in section 9.51 in the 7th edition of the APA Guide.   It instructs that you:

  • Format and order the citations as you would for the reference list (alphabetically by first author's last name with a hanging indent).
  • Block indent .5 inches from the left margin for each annotation, if it is one paragraph. This lines up with the hanging indent.
  • Additionally tab indent the first line of the second and following paragraphs, if there is more than one paragraph in the annotation.
  • Maintain double spacing for both the citation and the annotation.

A sample can be seen in figure 9.3 (pp.308-309) in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association : The Official Guide to APA Style (7th ed.).  BF76.7 .P83 2020

Printable PDF Guide to APA 7E Annotated Bibliography

Sample of Annotated Bibliography

Sample annotation in reference list following bulleted instructions above.