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This LibGuide will tell you what an annotated bibliography is and provide tips on how to write your own.
Last Updated: May 19, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is an Annotated Bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is an alphabetical list of citations (author, title, publication year, etc.) for articles, books, and documents used in your research project. Each citation is followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph (the annotation). This paragraph helps you, the researcher, as well as the person reading your research paper to understand why you chose to use that particular source. 


The annotated bibliography is also the first step in creating your Works Cited page. When you're ready to create your Works Cited page, just delete the annotations, omit any works that were not used, check the formatting, and submit.


Important Information

Always follow your instructor's directions for your assignments.

If you have specific questions about the assignment, please ask your instructor.

If you need research assistance, please Ask a Librarian.


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