What is an annotated bibliography and how do I make one?
An annotated bibliography consists of a citation (refer to above) and the annotation. The annotation is a short (a few sentences to a paragraph) description or critique of the citation. The annotation can include any of the following:
- a summary of the resource
- information on the author’s background
- highlight possible biases of the argument
- describe strengths / weaknesses of argument
- whether the resource was useful
An annotated bibliography begins with the citation and is followed by the annotation. Need help? Ask one of the Teacher-Librarians, refer to the links below, or both!
SFU Library: How to Write an Annotated Bibliography
Cornell University Library Guides: How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
Concordia University Libraries: How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography