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Online help with your annotated bibliography
Empire State College Writing Center
This website has some helpful examples of annotations.
OWL at Purdue
OWL stands for Online Writing Lab. OWL has all the APA format guidelines and citation examples to help you with your citations, as well as a sample APA style paper to give you an idea of what it should look like.
What is an annotated bibliography?
If a bibliography is a list of citations, what is an annotated bibliography? It is an organized list of citations where each citation is followed by a brief descriptive summary or annotation.
The purpose of doing an annotated bibliography is to cite, and then briefly summarize, books and articles on your topic or area of study. This will help you broaden your knowledge base of your topic.