Answered By: Lydia Tsai
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017     Views: 550

An annotated bibliography is a list of MLA or APA style citations on a certain topic that provide a description of each of the various books, articles, and other sources on the list. The annotated bibliography looks like a Works Cited or References page but includes a summary and/or critical evaluation (i.e. annotation) after each source that is cited. It can be part of a larger research project, or can be a stand-alone report in itself.

For information and examples for how to write an annotated bibliography, please visit the MLA Annotated Bibliography page of our MLA Citation Guide, or the APA Annotated Bibliography page of our APA Citation Guide.

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