How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography

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How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
Versión española: Cómo Preparar una Bibliografía Anotada WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY? ANNOTATIONS VS. ABSTRACTS THE PROCESS CRITICALLY APPRAISING THE BOOK, ARTICLE, OR DOCUMENT CHOOSING THE CORRECT FORMAT FOR THE CITATIONS SAMPLE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ENTRY FOR A JOURNAL ARTICLE WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY? An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. ANNOTATIONS VS. ABSTRACTS Abstracts are the purely descriptive summaries often found at the beginning of scholarly journal articles or in periodical indexes. Annotations are descriptive and critical; they expose the author's point of view, clarity and appropriateness of expression, and authority. Return to the top THE PROCESS Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of a variety of intellectual skills: concise exposition, succinct analysis, and informed library research. First, locate and record citations to books, periodicals, and documents that may contain useful information and ideas on your topic. Briefly examine and review the

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How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography

actual items. Then choose those works that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic. Cite the book, article, or document using the appropriate style. Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article....
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