Guidelines for Formatting Your Annotated Bibliography
- Double-space the text of your paper, and use a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman). The font size should be 12 pt.
- Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides.
- Create a header (use your last name) that numbers all pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner, one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin (e.g. Rodriguez 1).
- In the upper left-hand corner of the first page, list your full name, your instructor's name, the course, and the date. Again, be sure to use double-spaced text.
- Indent the annotation paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin. Use the tab key as opposed to pushing the space bar five times.
- Write a brief introductory statement to explain what your annotated bibliography is covering (one to two sentences). Title this section: Statement of Scope. The statement of scope provides some general insight that should connect to your one source.
- Below the statement of scope, center the title: Annotated Bibliography (do not bold this title text)
- First page should be your annotated bibliography with your book citation and annotation.
- Second page should include two records for your book.