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What is an Annotated Bibliography?
A bibliography is a collection of citations from books, articles, documents, etc. used in a research project. Bibliographies are constructed using a specific citation style (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.).
To annotate your bibliography, means to provide a brief summary or assessment of the resource.
An annotated bibliography is an excellent way for the researcher to critically analyze the content of a resource in a condensed fashion, typically from a few sentences to a few paragraphs, to aid in their own understanding of their resources, as well as providing important information to readers.
*Annotations in MLA, APA, and Chicago style:
*“Purdue OWL: Annotated Bibliographies,” Purdue Online Writing Lab, accessed September 8, 2016, https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/03/.
Citation Style Guides for Creating an Annotated Bibliography
Use the following style guides to determine the correct format for your annotated bibliography. The style used will depend on the discipline covered and/or the instructions provided by your instructor.
The Chicago Manual of Style by For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the Manual continues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century.
The sixteenth edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books. An updated appendix on production and digital technology demystifies the process of electronic workflow and offers a primer on the use of XML markup, and a revised glossary includes a host of terms associated with electronic as well as print publishing. The Chicago system of documentation has been streamlined and adapted for a variety of online and digital sources. Figures and tables are updated throughout the book—including a return to the Manual’s popular hyphenation table and new, comprehensive listings of Unicode numbers for special characters.
Call Number: REF Z253 .U69 2010
Publication Date: 2010
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by Widely adopted by universities, colleges, and secondary schools, the MLA Handbook gives step-by-step advice on every aspect of writing research papers, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper.
Call Number: REF LB2369 .G53 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by In addition to providing guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, this manual offers an authoritative reference and citation system. It also covers the treatment of numbers, statistical and mathematical data, tables and figures.
Call Number: REF BF76.7 .P83 2010
Publication Date: 2009
Making an Annotated Bibliography Using EasyBib