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AAST 395: African American Studies Research Methods (Greene): Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is simply an expanded bibliography. In addition to the citation you provide at the end of your paper or project, you provide a few sentences about the citation and why/how you plan on using it in your assignment.

The annotations in an annotated bibliography are not summaries. It is information you gather from evaluating the source yourself.

The OWL at Purdue provides a simple recipe for an annotation:

  1. Summarize: What is this source about, and what are the conclusions?
  2. Assess: Evaluate the source based on the CRAAP method.
  3. Reflect: How will this be incorporated into your own research?


See also Cornell University

Annotated Bibliography Formatting

  • Double space throughout
  • Citations in alphabetical order
  • Hanging-indent citations
  • Annotations should be indented under  the citation

Helpful Videos

This is a four-part series given by Mr. David Taylor from Savannah Technical College on how to write an APA-MLA Annotated Bibliography