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Writing the Annotated Bibliography

What is an annotated bibliography? How do you write one? What purpose does it serve?

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

What is the difference between an annotated bibliography and an abstract?


Annotation or Abstract? 

An abstract is a descriptive summary, usually found at the beginning of a scholarly journal article.  Annotations are both descriptive and critical.  They will summarize the source, provide an evaluation and reflect on how that source fits in to your research.  

Content adapted from How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography  [] 

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