Introduction to an Annotated Bibliography
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- Define annotated bibliography
- Describe different types of annotations
- Format and create an annotated bibliography in different citation styles
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An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources, each of which is followed by a brief note or “annotation” about each source. Annotated bibliographies are done in the citation style recommended by your course or discipline. When creating or using an annotated bibliography, you are:
- describing the content and focus of the source (often a book or article)
- suggesting the source’s usefulness to your research
- evaluating its method, conclusions, or reliability
- recording your reactions to the source
Source: The University of Wisconsin Writing Center
This module will take you through different aspects of using and creating annotated bibliographies for your course work.