Answered By: Matt LaBrake Last Updated: Aug 13, 2015 Views: 67
Here is a great definition from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab:
"A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, Web sites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called "References" or "Works Cited" depending on the style format you are using. A bibliography usually just includes the bibliographic information (i.e., the author, title, publisher, etc.).
An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources."
Source: "Annotated Bibliographies." Purdue Online Writing Lab. Purdue University, 2013. Web. 16 March 2015.
You may be asked to create an annotated bibliography as an assignment in one of your courses. This usually means you will find a number of sources on your chosen topic, and provide a citation as well as both a summary of that source and a description of how that source will help you in your research. Always check with your instructor for specific assignment guidelines.
See the videos below for more information on annotated bibliographies.