What is an annotated bibliography?

Information and instructions for creating an annotated bibliography.


An annotated bibliography is list of citations followed by a descriptive and evaluative paragraph written for the purpose of providing information on the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.

For a more detailed description with samples, see the link below from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab [OWL].

For a sample showing good and bad annotations, see the PDF document.  Scroll through to page four of the document to see comments on the bad annotations.

  • Last Updated Oct 17, 2018
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