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 100 to 150 words.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER IN WRITING AN ANNOTATION PARAGRAPH
1. What are the main points of the work (article, books, etc.)?
2. What is the author’s position on the topic? What credentials does the author have to speak to this topic?
3. Is there any bias?
4. To whom is the author writing?
5. How well does the author make his/her point? Is the author convincing?
6. How useful is this work to your research?
7. Are there important points that you want to remember?
8. What is your reaction to the work?