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How to create an annotated bibliography for an assignment or your own use.

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What is an annotated bibliography?

A bibliography is a list of information resources, either print, non-print (like a movie), or electronic.  An annotated bibliography is a list with descriptive and evaluative information of each resource.  Citations for each source will be separate and include very brief text (the "annotation").  Use the citation style assigned for the class or one that you prefer, like APA, Chicago, MLA or another.  The number of items to include is determined by the assignment or your preference.  Be sure to read the assignment carefully to get all the information you need.  Ask your instructor if you don't understand any part of the assignment.