What is an annotated bibliography?
An annotated bibliography is an organized list of citations for sources (books, articles, etc.) consulted on a particular topic in which each source citation is followed by a brief evaluative description of the source.
How do I create an annotated bibliography?
Creating your annotated bibliography is actually quite simple.
1. Identify and review sources that will be useful for your project and record their information in MLA citation format.
2. Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that:
(a) evaluate the authority or background of the author,
(b) comment on the intended audience,
(c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, and
(d) explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.