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General Information_ An Annotated Bibliography

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This page is located at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/print/general/gl_annotatedbib.html http://owl.english.purdue.edu/lab/fairuse.html Annotated Bibliographies Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab at http://owl.english.purdue.edu . Definition A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, websites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. 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. Depending on your project or the assignment, your annotations may do one or more of the following: Summarize : Some annotations merely summarize the source. What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say? The length of your annotations will determine how detailed your summary is.
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