Answered By: Amy Krug
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2015     Views: 28

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations with a brief note (the annotation) about each item listed.

  • the citation includes the information needed to locate the material - the citation elements will vary depending on what you're citing and what citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago) you're using. For example, a magazine article citation might include: the article title; author; magazine title; volume; pages; and date.
  • the annotation explains, describes or evaluates the cited source. For example, an annotation for magazine article might: summarize the article content; evaluate the usefulness of the article; and/or criticize the article.