What types of Annotated Bibliographies are there?
There are two types of annotated bibliographies: Descriptive/Informative and Analytical/Critical.
1. Descriptive/Informative: This type of annotated bibliography provides a summary of the source, a summary of the author’s methodology, and how it will be useful for your project without giving an evaluation of the source’s argument.
2. Analytical/Critical: This type of annotated bibliography provides a summary of the source and its methodology and how it will be useful for your project. However, it also provides an evaluation of the source’s argument and whether or not the argument is helpful. However, many times you will end up using a combination of these types in your annotations!
The Basic Components
o Author’s main arguments
o Source’s scope and audience
o Author’s methodology
o Important features included in the source (graphs, annotations, bibliography)
Look At Your Source
Things to Consider
When you encounter any kind of source, consider:
Explore more at: https://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/evaluating-resources
Evaluating Different Types of Sources
Bias/ Objective Reasoning