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ENGWR 300 - Professor Bronstein (Fall 2019): Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibiography

Information on your annotated bibliography can be found on page 8 of the ARC MLA handout.   An example is included.

Annotated bibliographies are formatted the same way as your list of Works Cited on the last page of your research paper.  Immediately after the citation, summarize the source and evaluate it for usefulness and reliability.

Questions to Ask

Is the source (i.e., article):

  • reliable?
  • biased?
  • current?
  • scholarly and documented; website (with/without an author); popular magazine or newspaper?

How does it fit into your research? 

Is it helpful? Too broad or too specific?

Has it helped you narrow your topic?

Is the author qualified?

More on Annotated Bibliographies

From the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue