APA annotated bibliography example is based on APA style. Your instructor might give you other formatting instructions.
- Some annotations are merely descriptive, summarizing the authors' qualifications, research methods, and arguments.
- Many annotations evaluate the quality of scholarship in a book or article. You might want to consider the logic of authors' arguments, and the quality of their evidence. Your findings can be positive, negative, or mixed.
- Your professor might also want you to explain why the source is relevant to your assignment.