An annotated bibliography has two major components.
Annotated bibliographies are part of the research process. Within a research assignment, you have
The annotation is a descriptive paragraph about the source of three to six sentences. Check your assignment for the purpose of these sentences and a maximum word count.
The annotated bibliography is a tool. As you create the document, you are:
There tend to be three major audiences for annotated bibliographies: the authors of the annotations, instructors, and other researchers. Many people find it useful to craft an annotated bibliography while researching topics.
Professional researchers often begin their survey of research by finding annotated bibliographies on a topic that interests them.
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