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What Is an Annotated Bibliography?
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 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.
Ref: Cornell University LibGuide
How to Create Citations Using MyBib
What to Include in an Annotation
After you have selected the source(s) you found relevant and helpful, create an annotation (usually up to 150 words) to let the reader know why that source was a reliable source to use for your research.
The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
You could include information about the following:
- author (authority or background of the author)
- comment on the intended audience
- summary of the content of the source
- accuracy of the information
- relevancy to the topic
- currency of the article/site/text
- explain why this source was helpful for your topic