- An annotated bibliography is an alphabetical list of citations to books, articles, and documents on a related topic.
- Each citation is followed by a brief description and usually includes an evaluative paragraph, the annotation.
- The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that:
- evaluate the authority or background of the author,
- comment on the intended audience,
- compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or
- explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic
*Reproduced with permission from: Research & Learning Services - Olin Library, Cornell University Library - Ithaca, NY, USA