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What is an Annotated Bibliography?
An Annotated Bibliography is a list of sources, formatted in MLA style, where each source is followed by a paragraph that talks about the source. This paragraph is the "annotation" for that article.
In your annotations, provide a brief description and an evaluation of the source. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
Annotated Bibliographies - The Basics
Annotated Bibliographies can serve different purposes.
- Review the literature on a particular subject
- Present examples of the research you have completed
- Provide subjects for further research.
While an annotation can be very short, they are typically only a short paragraph of three to six sentences (about 150 words).
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