An annotated bibliography is like a works cited page that lists all the sources used in a paper, organized in alphabetical order by the author's last name, only this kind of bibliography has a paragraph or two that summarizes and evaluates the contents of each source. Annotated bibliographies are useful because they can help you sort relevant resources from the irrelevant sources for an upcoming research paper or project. They have two parts:
Here is some general information on the kinds of information you should typically include for each resource in your annotated bibliography. Please make sure to follow your instructor's specific requirements because these are just meant to be general guidelines.
Brock University Library (1:42)
Here are some real student examples provided by a Merced College instructor. All identifiable information has been removed.