An annotated bibliography is a collection of sources that includes a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph after each citation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the source cited.
Warning: Finding information is easier than using information.
Make the move from the research process to the writing process by assembling and organizing your research in an annotated bibliography.
A bibliography lists the sources that you have found with information relevant to your research question. Writing a short critique or analysis of each of those resources explains how you plan to use the information and why you chose it.
The annotation shows that you have read and understood the information you are using--a necessary step in being able to use the information in your writing.
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