Q. What exactly is an annotated bibliography? I don't even know where to begin.


You've probably worked on a bibliography before; you might have called it a 'Works Cited' page.  A bibliography is just the list of sources you used to research and then write on a topic.  An annotated bibliography is simply an expansion of a source list with the annotations offering a short summary of the source and/or evaluating that source's helpfulness or relevance to your project.  

Purdue's OWL site has a practical guide to Annotated Bibliographies including examples in the various citation styles. 

If you have further questions, please contact the Learning Center to schedule an appointment: 334-244-3470.  They will be able to guide you on this project! 


  • Last Updated Sep 15, 2020
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  • Answered By A.D. Griffith

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