The sources you include should:
Each annotated paragraph should include:
* Remember to follow guidelines stipulated by your professor that may include writing more than one paragraph and focusing on different aspects of the source.
An annotated bibliography is a bibliography that includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources. Each citation is followed by a brief note – or annotation – that describes various aspects of the sourse such as a summary, an evaluation of the content, and applicability to your topic.
The purpose of an Annotated Bibliography is to show that the author has understood the sources used, and give enough information for the reader to decide whether to read that specific work.
A citation reflects all of the information a person would need to locate a particular source. For example, basic citation information for a book consists of name(s) of author(s) or editor(s), title of book, name of publisher, place of publication, and most recent copyright date.
A citation style dictates the information necessary for a citation and how the information is ordered, as well as punctuation and other formatting. Examples include MLA, APA, CSE, & Chicago/Turabian to name a few. Note the tab above that links to our citation guides.
A bibliography lists citations for all of the relevant resources a person consulted during his or her research. (APA)
A works cited list presents citations for those sources referenced in a particular paper, presentation, or other composition. (MLA)
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