• An APA style reference citation of Scholarly (peer reviewed) Journal Articles See the Purdue OWL for formatting issues for the Reference List. In particular pay attention to the Reference List: Basic Rules and the Reference List: Author/Authors sections. NOTE: There is no specific information on Purdue OWL for an Annotated Bibliography Assignment. • In Block style aligned on the left margin provide a short paragraph of 100–200 words (3 or 4 sentences) that describes or summarizes the source: It describes why the source is useful for researching a particular topic or question, its distinctive features. It describes the author’s main arguments and conclusions without evaluating what the author says or concludes. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of what is presented as well as describing the applicability of the author’s conclusions to the research being conducted. • A short statement about the usefulness of the article: What was the most important concept or idea that you took away from the article about your research topic that you will include in your paper. Your assessment of the article’s usefulness to your research goals. • Finally, press the enter key twice before you start your next citation.