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Last Updated: Mar 11, 2020     Views: 188

bibliography is a list of citations to books, journal articles, and other works.

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, journal articles, and other works accompanied by descriptive and/or critical paragraph length summaries.

An annotated bibliography has two parts:

  1. Citation- Bibliographic information formatted according to a specific style (i.e. APA, MLA, Chicago). Bibliographic information usually includes the work's:
    • author
    • title
    • date
    • publisher information
    • volume/issue number
  2. Annotation- Descriptive and/or critical paragraph length summary of the work. The summaries of the work may include its:
    • scope or purpose
    • intended audience or level
    • expertise and credentials of the author(s)
    • objectivity of author(s)
    • special features
    • timeliness
    • critical or descriptive evaluation

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