An annotated bibliography is a list of books, articles, and other documents in bibliographic citation format, with the addition of a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph for each item listed. The purpose of the annotations is to provide information to the reader about the accuracy, relevance, and quality of the listed sources.
Use the format or style guide required by your class or field. For information about citation and formats, see A Citation Guide.
The information provided in annotated bibliography entries is brief, critical, and descriptive, but not merely a summary or a paraphrase of the title. Each annotation should give information about the content, author, purpose, point of view, and style of the item annotated.