An annotated bibliography is a list of sources usually articles and books on a selected topic accompanied by a brief summary and evaluation of each source. An annotated bibliography is really a series of notes about other articles. The purpose of an annotated bibliography is to present an overview of the published literature on a topic by summarizing the key articles. Olin and Uris libraries [Cornell University] offers practical advice on preparing an annotated bibliography.
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The topic for this week is about annotated bibliographies! If memory serves me right, they have to be books and journals i. Annotated bibliographies provide a short summary of your chosen sources. The sources you chose have to be evaluated. From my experience, I was expected to state the significance of my sources when annotating them. The content of your annotated bibliography varies from instructor to instructor. As far as memory is concerned, I have to include an APA citation of my sources, a summary of the source, and an evaluation.
Annotated Bibliographies: Introduction
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief usually about words descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Abstracts are the purely descriptive summaries often found at the beginning of scholarly journal articles or in periodical indexes. Annotations are descriptive and critical; they may describe the author's point of view, authority, or clarity and appropriateness of expression.
An annotated bibliography is often used in academic writing to help guide the research process by presenting a focused selection of sources that are relevant to your topic. It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.