## LaTeX forum ⇒ General ⇒ Annotated APA style bibliography

LaTeX specific issues not fitting into one of the other forums of this category.
davidar
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### Annotated APA style bibliography

I've been using LaTeX for a few months now, and the one thing I've never really sorted out is bibliographies. Up until now, I've been using a slightly dodgy system for bibliographies (using the 'note' field to display 'accessed on' dates for websites), but now I need to present bibliographies in annotated APA style (I've been given this page as the standard to be used). I've tried using apacite, but it doesn't seem to be suitable.

So, long story short, what I'm looking for is a way to display APA bibliographies with annotations and retrieval dates. I apologise in advance if the solution is really simple, but I really have no idea what else to try and google doesn't seem to be helping.
David Roberts

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well, i am enforced to use APA-style as well. after a whole night work on it, i managed sort off working it.
firstly i tried to install the apa packages, but i did that completly wrong i guess(88 error messages). so i installed the full miktex installation, which i recommend to all new users of latex. sure, it takes one hour to install it, but once you install that, there is no need for additional packages to install, which mean that i had only a few common errors.
it works now, however there are still some problems with it:
the bibliography is not alligned properly according apa. this means this:

how it shows:

how it needs to be shown, ignore the interline distance:

i am still figure it out, but i have no clue how i should do it.
in my tex document i state:
%-----------begin-preamble---------------------------\usepackage{graphicx}								%to show graphics\usepackage{color}								%to use 6 colors; useage: {\color{name}item} ;name= red, green, blue, cyan, yellow, magenta \usepackage{float}										%to float graphics\usepackage{a4wide}										%wide use of a4 paper\usepackage{url}											%to show url's in url font\usepackage{amsmath}									%extensive math possibilities\usepackage{algorithm,algorithmic}		%use of algorithms\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}					%to type non-ascii chars\usepackage{eurosym}									%use: \euro\usepackage{apacite}									%bibliography in apa-style\usepackage{tocbibind}								%bibliography in toc

and finally i show the bibliography in this way:
%====================================================%-----------------references-------------------------%====================================================\bibliographystyle{apacite}\bibliography{biblio}

and i ref to it in this way:

and it shows this, wat is perfect:

i include also my bib file for completeness, but i think it will not be of that importance:
@article{markov:07,author = {Deslauriers, Alexandre and L'Ecuyer, Pierre and Pichitlamken, Juta and Ingolfsson, Armann and Avramidis, Athanassios N. },title = {Markov chain models of a telephone call center with call blending},journal = {Computers {\&} Operations Research},year = {2007},	volume = {34},	number = {6},	pages = {1616-1645}}  @article{tut:02,author = {Gans, Noah and Koole, Ger and Mandelbaum, Avishai },title = {Telephone Call Centers: Tutorial, review, and Research Prospects},journal = {Manufacturing {\&} Service Operations},year = {2002},	volume = {5},	pages = {79 - 141}} @book{koole:08,author = {Koole, Ger },title = {Call {Center} {Mathemathics}: {A} scientific method for understanding and improving contact centers},publisher = {Sophia Antipolis},year = {2008}} @proceedings{jason:03,author = {Mehotra, Vijay and Fama, Jason },title = {Call {C}enter {S}imulation {M}odeling: {M}ethods, {C}hallenges, and {O}pportunities},organization = {Winter {S}imulation {C}onference},year = {2003}} @proceedings{ld:03,author = {Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo },title = {An Approximate Gazetteer for GATE based on Levenshtein Distance},organization = {Winter Simulation Conference},year = {2007}} @intechreport{we:08,author = {Bendermacher, Chantal and Stankiewicz, Jan and Mohnen, Jesper and Opas, Mike and Van Daele, Pascal},title = {{I}nterview with {S}mols {N.},a team coordinator for {T}raffic {\&} {M}anagement {V}odafone},school = {Maastricht University, MICC},year = {2008}}  @article{hd:50,author = {Richard W. Hamming},title={Error Detecting and Error Correcting Codes},journal={Bell System Technical Journal},	year = {1950},	volume= {26},	number={2},pages={147 - 160}}  @url{niel:08,author ={Nielsen, Jakob},title = {Ten Usability Heuristics},year = {2008},URL = {http://www.useit.com/papers/heuristic/heuristic_list.html}}

so, maybe someone has the magic solution for my problem, but it is of no hurry as i already hand in my paper. however i like to know the mistake i made.

if anyone has a recommandation, i like to hear it
GrzzZ,

wtmonroe
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Hello,

Has anyone found a solution for the problem raised here? I would also like a Latex template that would allow the display of APA style annotated bibliographies as they are shown here http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris ... htm#sample I am not very well versed in the details of Latex or Bibtex but it appears that the apacite package (that I generally use to format my bibliographies) does not make use of the annote field and thus will not permit the display of annotated bibliographies.

If anyone has found or created an appropriate template or bst style for this I would be very interested. Perhaps there is another way to achieve this formatting that I have overlooked.

Thanks,

Will

diaper
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Use \bibliographystyle{apacann}, not \bibliographystyle{apacite}. Also, remove \usepackage{tocbibind} because it prevents the hanging indent that APA requires

Ijon Tichy
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The most APA conform bibliography can be achieved using »biblatex-apa – BibLaTeX citation and reference style for APA«. It implements citations and references conforming to the APA6 style guide. Unfortunately it does not support annotations. A simple suggestion could be to use note instead of annotation, but another suggestion is to add annotations to all drivers that should support them. This can be done using xpatch. Here is an example:
\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}@article {  WGW1986,    author={Waite, L. J. and Goldschneider, F. K. and Witsberger, C.},  year={1986},  title={Nonfamily living and the erosion of traditional family orientations    among young adults},  journaltitle={American Sociological Review},  volume={51},  pages={541-554},  annotation={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 cited    below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a    result of nonfamily living.},}\end{filecontents*} \documentclass[a4paper]{article}% For APA publications apa6 could be the                                % better class. \usepackage[main=USenglish]{babel}\usepackage{csquotes}\usepackage[style=apa]{biblatex}\addbibresource{\jobname.bib} \usepackage{xpatch}\xpatchbibdriver{article}{\usebibmacro{finentry}}{%  \setunit{\adddot\par}\newblock  \usebibmacro{annotation}%  \usebibmacro{finentry}%}{}{\PaTCHFailURE} \begin{document}\section{Test}See also \autocite{WGW1986}.\printbibliography\end{document}

Please note: You need to use biber instead of BiBTeX with this example. And you must not load apacite, natbib, cite or another bibliography/cite package.

Note also: You should not use package a4wide (see l2tabu). And almost all LaTeX editors use UTF8 as default encoding, so \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} is also not recommended.
Last edited by Ijon Tichy on Wed May 29, 2019 8:30 am, edited 1 time in total.

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