What is an annotated bibliography?
An annotated bibliography is an alphabecally-ordered (by author surname) list of citaons to books,
arcles, and documents.
followed by a descripve and evaluave paragraph, the annotaon.
The purpose of the annotaon is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the
sources cited. Creang an annotated bibliography calls for the applicaon of a variety of intellectual
skills: concise exposion, succinct analysis, and informed library research
Your 4 sources must be on the same theme and we
expect that you will compare and contrast the sources in your bibliography.
You should then read and/or review each source and write an annotated bibliography of them. A
concise annotaon should summarize the central theme and scope of the source. Include one or
more sentences that (a) evaluate the authority or background of the author, (b) comment on the
intended audience, (c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or (d) explain how
this work illuminates your bibliography theme.