WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY?

Note for Dental Hygiene students: Please refer to the class guide for the Dental Hygiene department's guide to annotated bibliographies.

SAMPLE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ENTRY FOR A JOURNAL ARTICLE

Note: The guidelines below are general suggestions to help you write an annotated bibliography for a history class. Your professor might give specific guidelines that provide more detail than the information here. Always follow your professor's instructions.


Use the links below to learn how to write an annotated bibliography.

WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY?

So you need to do an annotated bibliography eh? Good thing you’re not alone. Lots of students have to create them. As a matter of fact, at some point all students have to create one. Its part of that "required" thing you gotta do as a student. Thankfully, you have people. Those people just happen to have done annotated bibliographies before you knew what one was. You could say they have some experience.


You have just been given an assignment to write an annotated bibliography. Before you begin, you need to know what exactly an annotated bibliography is and how to get started.A descriptive or informative annotated bibliography describes or summarizes a source as does an abstract, it describes why the source is useful for researching a particular topic or question, its distinctive features. In addition, it describes the author's main arguments and conclusions without evaluating what the author says or concludes.An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources (like a reference list). It differs from a straightforward bibliography in that each reference is followed by a paragraph length annotation, usually 100–200 words in length.An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.