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Answered By: Jean Reese
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2017     Views: 407

An annotated bibliography is a list of books, articles, Websites, and other sources that you have discovered and used while researching your topic.

Information about each source (author, title, date, etc.) is  cited according to a designated format from your instructor such as APA or MLA. 

  • What makes an annotated bibliography different from just a list of citations?
    • After each citation you will write a short summary, description, analysis and/ or evaluation of the cited article, book, etc.  
    • Your instructor will provide specific guidelines for writing your annotations.  

Please remember that copying and pasting a summary from an abstract is NOT acceptable.  This is considered plagiarism.

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