PERRLA Online allows you to create an Annotated Bibliography using a bit of a workaround for a normal Paper.
Before we start...
Before I give you the instructions, there are two things to know first.
First, Annotations are part of a Reference's details and not the actual paper itself. That means you don't ever see the Annotation directly within the paper itself in PERRLA Online. This is different from PERRLA for Word.
Second, you include a Reference's annotation during the Paper Export process in the Export/Print tab. So the process of creating an Annotated Bibliography in PERRLA Online may seem a little odd. We know this and have plans to improve this in a future update.
Add Annotations to your References
Now that you know a little about Annotations, here's how you can make an Annotated Bibliography.
- Create a new Paper in PERRLA Online
Use the Create New button at the top of every page in PERRLA Online.
- Add your References to your Paper
Use the References & Citations panel in the Editor tab to either create or add the References you need to include in your Annotated Bibliography.
- Click the Edit button beside the first Reference
It's the small pencil icon you see when you hover over the Reference
- Go to the Reference tab at the top
- Enter or edit the Annotation
- Click Save
- Repeat steps 3-6 for each Reference
Once you've added or edited the Annotation for each Reference, you're done with the hard part. Hoorah!
Exporting your Paper as an Annotated Bibliography
At this point, you won't actually see anything in the Editor tab directly. However, you should see a list of your References in the References & Citations panel on the right side.
The last step is to export your paper from PERRLA Online and only include the necessary parts (or leave out anything that isn't needed). Here's how.
- Go to the Export/Print tab
- Check the boxes for References and Annotations
These are found in the top section, Include.
- Uncheck any of the boxes you don't need
You shouldn't need the Body, Title Page, or Table of Contents
- Adjust any of the following settings
- Click Export My Paper
That's it! Your paper will start to be downloaded, printed, or emailed (depending on which you chose).
The exported paper will create a References page with each Reference's Annotation properly formatted under it.
Creating an Annotated Bibliography with Paper View Editor
Creating an annotated bibliography is much easier with the Paper View Editor. Click here to see how.