Learn what an annotated bibliography is and get some tips on writing your own. The act of composing an annotation is an aid to evaluating information sources for usefulness, appropriateness and credibility.
Note for Dental Hygiene students: Please refer to the following page for the Dental Hygiene department's guide to annotated bibliographies.
An annotated bibliography is a list of books, articles and other sources used in your research. Each entry in an annotated bibliography has two parts:
Your instructor may have specific instructions for your annotation, but here's a 1-2-3 step system for writing an annotation:
Check with your instructor to determine what they want to be included in annotations. In general, an annotation should inform the reader of the quality and relevance of the source. Annotations are detailed but succinct, typically about 150 words, and include: