The title, author(s), year date of publication, published source and publisher must be double-spaced in an annotated bibliography as the heading above each article very brief summary. The article summary underneath it is single-spaced, just as an abstract is single-spaced at the beginning of a published article. Annotated bibliographies do not contain quotes. If you need to, be sure to review the APA guides in the classroom Resources folder to ensure that your work contains no verbatim content taken from published materials. Even if source credits immediately follow it, copying is plagiarism and will result in a zero score for the assignment and course failure for more than one incident of plagiarism. The annotated bibliography should be submitted with an APA formatted title page (no running header is needed for the title page of this assignment)
Finally, note that this example comes from a journal titled “Sociological Review”. The APUS Online Library, the source from which you must retrieve your articles has large holdings and many psychology journals. Your literature review must be focused on a topic of research in the field of psychology but you may locate a good article in a journal that doesn’t have the word psychology in its title. Gender Roles, The Journal of Personality, Marriage and Family Review, Health Psychology and the Journal of Vocation Behavior are examples of the many, many journals that are acceptable even though they don’t have the word “psychology” in their titles. You may want to check out the websites, http://psych.hanover.edu/Krantz/journal.html and http://www.ldb.org/soc-jour.htm
Sample Annotated Bibliography Entry:
Sociological Review, 51, 541-554.
Summary: The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams, Barnes and Daniels cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of nonfamily living.
As always, if you have any questions about this assignment, ask away. There aren’t any wrong inquiries and if you have a question, it may be one that someone else has, too.