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What is an annotated bibliography?
An annotated bibliography is a list of resources with summaries and commentary about each resource. Annotated bibliographies present an overview of a selected resources on a given topic, and they may be created by a researcher for her or his own use in the research and writing process, or they may be created with a wider readership in mind.
Annotated bibliographies do several things.
- Identify and properly cite resources, with a list of materials in a traditional bibliographic format
- Summarize the resource
- Evaluate the resource
- Comment on the resource and its likely usefulness for your research
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