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How to Create an Annotated Bibliography

This guide will show you how to create an annotated bibliography.

Writing the Annotations

5. Review the materials
For each selection, write down a good summary of what it contains. If appropriate, add evaluative comments telling what is or is not covered, what particular viewpoint or school of thought is represented, any strengths or weaknesses you notice, and where it might fit into an overview of your topic. Be sure you have complete bibliographic information for each selection.

6. Write the bibliography (citations and comments)
Arrange items in a logical order. Use the proper form for citations, and be consistent.