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SOC106 - Introduction to Sociology - Smith: Annotated Bibliographies

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated biibliography is a list of citations to articles, books or other documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (about 200 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation (summary of the source indicating why it is relevant to your research). The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the source cited.* Try these sites for help with annotated bibliographies.

*C. Marin, course syllabus

Annotated Bibliography

Ithaca College has a couple of great resources on Annotated Bibliographies:

Their guide to Annotated Bibliobraphies

Their interactive tutorial

The Olin and Uris Libraries at Cornell University have created an excellent guide to how to prepare an Annotated Bibliography.

Olin and Uris Libraries How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography

The "Owl" writing lab at Purdue University also has information on creating an Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliographies

What's an Annotated Bibliography?

1. Summarize

2. Evaluate

3. Explain how it fits