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Citing Sources

Guidance on citing sources using MLA, APA, and more

Annotated Bibliographies: An Illustrated Guide

"Annotated Bibliographies: An Illustrated Guide," from Carnegie Vincent Library at Lincoln Memorial University, April 2012, 3 minutes.

What is an annotated bibliography?

According to the Excelsior Online Writing Lab:

A bibliography is an alphabetized list of sources showing the author, date, and publication information for each source.

An annotation is like a note; it's a brief paragraph that explains what the writer learned from the source.

Annotated bibliographies combine bibliographies and brief notes about the sources.