Answered By: Berkeley College Library Last Updated: Sep 08, 2023 Views: 1737
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."
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.
Depending on your project or the assignment, annotations may do one or more of the following:
What's an Annotated Bibliography? from Brock University Libraryhttps://youtu.be/P5yZkDm4GHQ