Annotations are usually used to provide additional information about the references you add to your paper. In some situations, a professor may even ask for an annotated bibliography before you start writing your first draft.
PERRLA Online makes creating and adding annotations to APA 7 papers simple. Here's how to add annotations to your paper's references:
- Add the references your paper needs
- Click References in the menubar
It's located at the top of the Editor, above the large icons.
- Click Add annotations in the menu
PERRLA adds a text area under each of the references in your paper where you can type your annotation. Just like the body of your paper, you can add citations if you need.
When you download or print your paper, the annotations are perfectly formatted for you. Any empty annotation fields are left out of your final paper.
Converting your paper into an annotated bibliography
Always follow your professor's guidelines if you need to create an annotated bibliography. PERRLA will apply all of the standard APA formatting, but each professor may deviate in their own ways.
Here's how you'll create an annotated bibliography with PERRLA Online:
- Create an APA 7 Student Research Paper
- Add your references
- Annotate them following the above instructions
- Download your paper as a Word document
A Simplified Word Document can be a bit easier to work with if you don't plan to continue working on the paper with our Microsoft Word Add-in.
- Delete the empty body page from your paper
This is page 2 and should only include the title of the paper.
- Make any additional changes as required by your professor