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Citing Sources

Guidance on citing sources using MLA, APA, and more

Annotated Bibliographies: An Illustrated Guide

This short video from the Lincoln Memorial University Library explains the what, why, and how of an annotated bibliography.

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.