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An annotated bibliography is a list of resources (books, articles, videos). After each resource citation is an annotation, or brief description with evaluative content, of the resource.
The annotation is intended to help the reader decide if that resource is worth reading, relevancy, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Therefore, these should be included:
- Brief description of author(s)
- An assement of the content
- A personal recommendation (not not) of worthiness
Annotated Bibliography Example
This handout provides information about annotated bibliographies in MLA, APA, and CMS.
Annotated Bibliography Samples
You will find sample annotations from annotated bibliographies, each with a different research project. Remember that the annotations you include in your own bibliography should reflect your research project and/or the guidelines of your assignment.
Quick video about Annotated Bibs