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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


Use APA Style!

You will need to enter your citation for each source in APA style, developed and maintained by the American Psychological Association.

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To obtain information about how to construct your annotated bibliography, please review these excellent descriptions with examples


Please be sure to alphabetize your annotated bibliography by author!