If you're needing to create a stand-alone annotated bibliography, you can do so by choosing "Annotated Bibliography" under Create New Paper. When you create an annotated bibliography, it will not include a title page.
However, if you are being required to include a title page with your stand-alone annotated bibliography, don't stress it. While there isn't a function in PERRLA that will instantly add a title page, it is very easy to add one.
There are two techniques that you could use to include a title page with your annotated bibliography.
These instructions are for the PERRLA for Word add-in. If you are working in PERRLA Online, you can make the changes after you have exported your paper to your computer as a simplified Word document.
Add a Page Break
The first technique you could use is simply adding a page break at the beginning of the paper. This will give you a blank page before the annotated bibliography where you can manually type your title page information. (Remember, if you're working in PERRLA Online, you will do this after you have downloaded the paper to your computer as a Word document.)
- Place your cursor to the immediate left of your title ("Annotated Bibliography" by default) at the top of the first page.
- Hit the left arrow key on your keyboard.
- Click the Insert menu in Word.
- Choose Break from the menu.
- Click on Page Break.
That's it! You'll now have a blank page at the beginning of the paper where you can manually include the title page information.
Start a Research Paper Instead
The second technique is to create a Research Paper instead of an Annotated Bibliography. You can then include annotations in the references and manually delete the body of the paper.
- Click Create New Paper in the PERRLA ribbon.
- Choose Research Paper.
- Fill in the information that will be used for your title page.
- Click Create Research Paper.
- Use the References & Citations button to add your references.
- In the right side panel, click the 3 dots to the right of a reference.
- Choose Add Annotation.
- Below the reference in the paper, you will now see the text Type Your Annotation Here.
- Type your annotation in place of that text.
- Repeat steps 6 through 9 for each reference.
Once you have added all of your references and annotations to the paper, you can remove the body, leaving only the references and title page. Be sure to do this as the last step after all of your references and annotations have been added. (Again, this is where you'll download the paper to your computer as a Word document if you are working in PERRLA Online.)
- Place your cursor to the immediate left of the title in the body section of the paper.
- Highlight the text in the body of the paper, including the title and the blank line below the last line of text.
You may need to hold the SHIFT key on your keyboard while hitting the right arrow key to highlight the section break.
- Hit the DELETE key on your keyboard.
Voila! You're now left with the title page and the reference page/annotated bibliography.
If you need to change the "References" heading, you will right-click it and choose Remove Content Control. You can then manually edit the "References" heading to whatever you'd like.