Summary: This handout provides information about annotated bibliographies in MLA, APA, and CMS. Contributors:Geoff Stacks, Erin Karper, Dana Bisignani, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2013-03-10 11:25:28 Definitions A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, Web sites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called "References" or "Works Cited" depending on the style format you are using. An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source. Your annotated bibliography may include some of these, all of these, or even others. Why should I write an annotated bibliography? To learn about your topic: Writing an annotated bibliography is excellent preparation for a research project. To help other researchers: Extensive and scholarly annotated bibliographies are sometimes published. Format The annotations: The annotations for each source are written in paragraph form.
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