Sample Annotated Bibliography in APA Style
(Based on Publication Manual, 5th ed. 2001 and APA Style Guide to Electronic References, 2007)
Karin Durán, Ph.D.
The following annotated bibliography is one possible, general example. Students should be alert and adhere to specific requirements that
might vary with each professor’s assignment or to the course subject discipline.
APA now requires the use of the DOI (Digital Object Identifier), if the DOI is known, in place of the “Retrieved on…” statement with the
database name or web address
Acuña, R. (1996). Anything but Mexican : Chicanos in contemporary Los Angeles. New York : Verso.
Provides a focused perspective on the role of the Chicana in the workforce and education through the use of historical
documents. Includes relevant evidence about the contributions of Chicanas to the Chicana/o movement throughout
Southwest history with examples from education, politics, and the economy. Addresses pertinent social justice issues and
responses by both the Chicana/o and the anglo populations.
Acuña, R. (2000). Occupied America : A history of Chicanos. New York : Longman.
Described the gender inequality within the Chicano Movement and the impact of Chicana feminism on the overall progress of
1970s social actions. Comprehensive coverage of the Chicana/o history with a careful examination and analysis of key events
and players in the quest for ethnic and gender equality
Cabrera, . L., & Padilla, A.M. (2004, May). Entering and succeeding in the “Culture of College”: The story of two Mexican heritage
students. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 26(2), 152-169.
Discusses the academic resilience of two Stanford Latino students using in-depth interviews. Provides insights into the
common struggles faced by many first-time college students who rely on emotional support of families and academic support
from faculty and staff at institutions of higher...