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Library: Annotated Bibliography

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

Annotated Bibliography

Let's start by defining the two words:

Bibliography or Works Cited:

"a list of materials (as books, magazines or journal articles) used in the preparation of a written work or mentioned in a text" (Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, 2015). 

A bibliography is also referred to as a Works Cited or a References list. 


"to add notes or comments to (a text, book, drawing, etc.)" (Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, 2016).

Annotated Bibliography or Works Cited:

A list of of Works Cited or References followed by a short summary and analysis of the source. 

Works Cited

"Annotate." Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2016.

"Bibliography." Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2016.

Annotated Bibliography Samples

Annotated Bibliography

An Annotated Bibliography is a great way to organize your research. Find out more about Annotated Bibliographies on OWL!

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More Samples

APA and MLA Style Annotated Samples below!

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