An annotated bibliography provides an overview of the research that has been done on a given topic. It is composed of an alphabetical list of research sources. Each source has two components:
An annotated bibliography may be one stage of a research project, or a stand-alone project.
Consult the following resources to learn how to create references according to different citation styles:
The annotation should briefly summarize the main argument of the research source. It should identify the source's:
When summarizing, try to avoid listing the source's contents. Instead, try to think about why the contents are there. For example, what is the author trying to prove in the source? What is emphasized in the text?
Your professor may also want you to explain the value or relevance of your chosen sources. To do so:
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