1. An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources that includes a paragraph length (100-200 words) annotation.
2. An annotation includes a description/summary of the source and also includes a short evaluation as to how the source can be used in your argument.
3. An annotation is not an abstract.
4. We write annotated bibliographies to provide a literature review of a topic/subject. They also demonstrate the research you have conducted and allows a reader to see the major sources of information on your topic.
5. Writing an annotated bibliography helps you synthesize your own research and should help you develop a thesis.
Looking at the Chicago Manual of Style:
What your annotated bibliography should look like:
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