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Writing an Annotated Bibliography: Annotated Bibliography

What is an annotated bibliography?

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How to write an annotated bibliography

HOW DO I WRITE ONE?

  • Start with a MLA formatted citation
  • Add your annotation underneath the citation
  • 1 paragraph
  • No more than 150 words

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ANNOTATION?

SUMMARIZE THE SOURCE

  • 2-3 sentences
  • If someone asked about this article/book is about, what would you say/
  • What are the main arguments?
  • What is the point of this article or book?
  • What topics are covered?

EVALUATE THE SOURCE

  • 1-2 sentences
  • Is the information reliable?
  • Is this source biased or objective?
  • What is the goal of this source?