Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliographies are due by 9am on Friday, June 8. Email to

What is an Annotated Bibliography? There are two parts, which Purdue OWL defines  as:

bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, Web sites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called “References” or “Works Cited” depending on the style format you are using. A bibliography usually just includes the bibliographic information (i.e., the author, title, publisher, etc.).

An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources. Depending on your project or the assignment, your annotations may do one or more of the following.

Your Annotated Bibliography

Using any tool you want, create an annotated bibliography. You can use a citation tool such as Zotero or RefWorks, or create a Word or other document. You should include 3-5 resources that you either have consulted or plan on consulting as part of your research.  Your annotation should provide a brief summary or evaluation of why the resource is helpful, or why you think it will be helpful. The more resources you provide us, the better we can help you guide your research! These may be primary or secondary resources. You may use any citation style you choose (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.).

Helpful Resources

Annotated Bibliographies – Purdue OWL

Annotated Bibliographies with Zotero – Eastern Michigan University Libraries

Using RefWorks for Annotated Bibliographies – University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries