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Citation and Formatting Guides

Overview of MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles with examples.

What is an annotated bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a list of works with annotations, or brief analytical descriptions, for each item in the list. It can be thought of as an early step in the process of writing a research paper that shows your audience that you have made an effort to learn about the books, articles, and other sources already written on your topic. 

How to Write an Annotated Bibliography

How to write an annotated bibliography: 1. Do the research and select sources; 2. Read the sources that you have selected, taking notes that will help you evaluate it; 3. Using the style required by your instructor, cite each source; 4. Using a concise and analytical writing style, describe and analyze the sources you select