A standard annotated bibliography entry outlines the citation information of the consulted source, such as author name, date of publication and title of a work, publisher's name and location.
The basic format of an annotated bibliography is the same as a non-annotated bibliography entry. The difference is that the publication information about the source material is followed with the annotation that reviews and evaluates the material.
Sample Annotated Bibliography Entry (using MLA citation style)
With each entry, include a commentary of between two and four complete sentences. The commentary should contain all or some of the following elements (check with your teacher if you are uncertain about which elements to include). The following list is suggested in James D. Lester's Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide, 5th edition (133-34). EXAMPLE OF MLA ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ENTRY
While the , , and are the key components of an annotated bibliography entry, your professor might also ask you to include other information, such as: