Answered By: Michelle Gauthier Last Updated: May 12, 2022 Views: 2
What is an annotated bibliography?
An annotated bibliography is a list of information sources. Each entry on the list contains a citation and an annotation. Depending on your specific assignment requirements, annotations may include:
- a brief summary of the source's methods, findings or conclusions;
- its strengths and weaknesses;
- its relationship to other sources; and/or
- a description of how this article helps you understand a topic.
The length of annotations can vary (e.g., 2-3 sentences, a longer paragraph, or multiple paragraphs), so pay close attention to the assignment instructions.
Annotated bibliographies may be assigned as independent research projects, or as one stage in a larger project.