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How to Write an Annotated Bibliography Sage Library Newbury Park High School.

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1 How to Write an Annotated Bibliography Sage Library Newbury Park High School

2 What is it? An annotated bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, websites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic that includes a summary and evaluation of each of the sources.

3 Purpose The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.

4 Excellent Preparation When you have to write annotations for each source, you're forced to read each source more carefully. You begin to read more critically instead of just collecting information.

5 Format of the citation MLA style Double space and use the hanging indent. Include a medium designation such as print or web.

6 Format of the annotation Single space Use the third person – do not use I.. Use the literary present tense. Examples: This article discusses… In this article the author supports… This book gives a detailed view on… This article describes…

7 Format Source #1 Citation One paragraph –specifically what was learned that further expanded ideas about my thesis or clarified questions about my book. Paraphrased notes (page numbers from books) Direct quotations – statements that are written in a way that they would lose impact if I tried to paraphrase (page numbers from books) One paragraph - evaluation of the source – specifically why it was helpful


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