Annotated bibliographies are descriptive and evaluative lists of resources. They may include citations to books, journal/magazine articles, web sites, or other materials. Annotated bibliographies start with a citation which is followed by a brief paragraph that describes and also evaluated the information.
A typical annotation contains the following information in approximately 150 words:
Here are some helpful terms to use when summarizing language. Try to use a wide variety of vocabulary to summarize your resources.
|The evidence indicates that . . .
|The article assesses the effect of . . .
|The author identifies three reasons for . . .
|The article questions the view that . . .
source: University of Toronto
These webpages offer examples of annotated bibliographies and include explanations regarding style and content issues.