An annotated bibliography is a list of useful resources on a specific topic, similar to a bibliography at the end of a paper. The difference with an annotated bibliography is that each source listed also includes an annotation (brief commentary) of about 150 words. Depending on the field of study, an annotated bibliography may contain annotations that are descriptive (tell about a source) or critical (give an opinion about a source), or both. Annotations might include, for example:
What is the purpose of an annotated bibliography?
An annotated bibliography should help to answer the question: "What are the most relevant and useful sources I can find for my chosen topic?"
Given as a class assignment, an annotated bibliography can:
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