A "Bibliography" is like a "Works Cited" list of citations to books, articles, and other sources you used in your paper or project, but it is used in mathematics and the sciences and often also includes works that inform your thinking about a topic.
The "Annotation" follows the citation and is typically a brief (~150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph.
Why do it?
Writing an annotated bibliography can help you gain a very good perspective on what is being said about your topic. By both reading and responding to sources, you will start to understand what the issues are, and where there are scholarly disagreements, and this will help you develop your own point of view. Furthermore, annotated bibliographies help future researchers decide which sources will help them in their research.
Steps in Creating an Annotated Bibliography:
Argersinger, Jo Ann E. The Triangle Fire: A Brief History with Documents. Bedford St. Martin's, 2009.
Qualifications of Author:
Summary & Scope:
Bias or Standpoint of Author:
Comparison to Other Works in the Field:
Findings, Results, and Conclusions:
Special Features (bibliography, glossary, index, maps, CDs, or anything else that might be especially interesting to a researcher?):
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