What is an annotated bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources, each of which is followed by a brief note or "annotation."

These annotations do one or more of the following:

  • describe the content and focus of the book or article

  • suggest the source's usefulness to your research

  • evaluate its method, conclusions, or reliability

  • record your reactions to the source.

From the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center

*How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography - Cornell University Library

 

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