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Writing an Annotated Bibliography
WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY?
An annotated bibliography provides additional information about a work along with the bibliographic citation.
The annotation usually provides a summary of the work, an evaluation, and information about the author. Some annotations are only a summary of the work. Check with your professor to see what is required for your assignment.
The annotation is usually 1 to 2 paragraphs in length, about 150 to 200 words.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER IN WRITING AN ANNOTATION PARAGRAPH
- What are the main points of the article?
- What is the author’s position on the topic?
- What credentials does the author have to speak to this topic? Is there any bias?
- To whom is the author writing?
- How well does the author make his/her point? Is the author convincing?
- How relevant is this work to your research?
APA - 7th ed. Annotated Bibliography SAMPLE