An annotated bibliography is made up of two things: a bibliography and annotations.
For more information on what an annotated bibliographies, visit Purdue OWL's page on annotated bibliographies.
You might be wondering why it is helpful to create an annotated bibliography. When doing research, it is incredibly helpful to have an understanding of the scholarly literature around the topic that you're studying. Here are some reasons why completing an annotated bibliography might be helpful:
This guide is designed to help you through creating an annotated bibliography. Your first step, though, should be finding your sources. For help with finding academic/scholarly sources, see the library's other guide, How to Use Library Databases.
Once you have found the sources that you would potentially like to use in your paper, you can start to work on your annotated bibliography! Annotated bibliographies follow the format of citation styles. For APA style, click here, and for MLA style, click here.