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Creating and Understanding Annotated Bibliographies Workshop

Spring 2021 Workshop

Understanding Annotated Bibliographies

 

What's An Annotation?

Generally, an annotation is approximately 100-300 words (one paragraph). However, your professor may have different expectations, so it is recommended that you clarify the assignment guidelines.

An annotation may include the following information:

  • A summary of the source
  • The source’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Its conclusions
  • Why the source is relevant in your field of study
  • Its relationships to other studies in the field
  • An evaluation of the research methodology (if applicable)
  • Information about the author’s background
  • Your conclusions about the source