You will be creating an Annotated Bibliography based on your own research interests. This guide will help you understand what an annotated bibliography is, help you explore different types of sources, provide you with places to search, and help you with your citations!
Bibliography: a list of sources (books, journals, Web sites, periodicals, etc.) you have used for researching a topic. A bibliography usually just includes the bibliographic information (i.e., the author, title, publisher, etc.)
Annotation: a summary and/or evaluation.
Annotated bibliography: a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources.
All you need to know about Annotated Bibliographies
by Dr. Christine Oskar-Poisson
(The video uses class specific examples but incorporates what you need to know to do any annotated bibliography)
Steps to writing your annotation
1. Summarize: What is the source saying? What was the author's purpose? What were the outcomes/findings?
2. Assess: How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is this source biased or objective?
3. Reflect: How does it fit into your research? Does it answer your questions? Does it add substance to your research? How can you use this source?
(From OWL Purdue)