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Creating an Annotated Bibliography - Video
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What is an Annotated Bibliography?
A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, websites, periodicals, etc.) that have been used for researching a topic. A bibliography usually just includes the bibliographic information (author, title, publisher, etc.).
An annotated bibliography is a list of sources that gives the publication information and a short description — or annotation — for each source.
- Each annotation is generally three to seven sentences long.
- In some bibliographies, the annotation merely describes the content and scope of the source;
- In others, the annotation also evaluates the source’s reliability, currency, and relevance to a researcher’s purpose.
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