Answered By: Jason Puckett
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2020     Views: 89

A bibliography is a list of citations you have gathered while researching a topic. These citations are created from your sources and provide your reader with important information on your sources, such as author, title, and publication of the source. 

An annotated bibliography is everything above, but also includes a paragraph of brief information below each citation. Ask your instructor for specifics on what they want included in the annotated bibliography as sometimes it can differ, but usually you want to include information that summarizes the source, a discusses why you’ve chosen that specific source, and explains how that source is important to your research. 

For more details on annotated bibliographies, visit Purdue Owl’s Writing Lab and their page on annotated bibliographies. They will also include an example, if you’d like to see one. 

For more help, ask a librarian.


updated 7/6/2020 kas

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