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:
The process of writing an annotated bibliography provides a structured process to learn about a research topic. It causes you to read the available research (also referred to as "the literature") more closely as you develop a better understanding of the topic, related issues, and current trends. .
The hardest part of this assignment is writing the annotation, but knowing what it entails can make this task less daunting.
While not all of these are necessary, an annotation could/will:
General Formatting Rules:
Source: Section 9.51 Annotated Bibliographies in the APA 7th Edition Publication Manual
Sample entry shared with permission from Olin Library Reference, Research & Learning Services, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY, USA