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APA Style -- Miscellaneous

Because of frequent questions, several clarifications of APA style for a paper's bibliography (or "reference list") might be helpful.

 

SPACING

The 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (section 6.08) specifies double-spacing.
The authoritative Diana Hacker Research and Documentation site recommends double-spacing.   See example.
W&L students may want to check with their instructors regarding a recommendation.

 

ANNOTATING

Annotations describing the content of items cited in a bibliography can add a great deal to the value of that list.
Here are two guides to preparing an annotated bibliography, one from Cornell University and one from Carleton College.

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