Annotated Bibliographies

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A quick tour of the what, why, and how of an annotated bibliography. Created to support information literacy instruction at Lincoln Memorial University.

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Annotated Bibliography

Top Tips for Writing an Annotation

Here's a 1-2-3 step system for writing an annotation:

  1. Fill in the blank: This source (article/book/website) is about ___________.

  2. Say it out loud as if you're trying to explain it to someone, then write in out in no more than four sentences.

  3. The author wrote this source for ________.

  4. Write one sentence describing the intended audience.

  5. I am confident this is a credible source because _________________________________.


How to Write an Annotated Bibliography

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It's that time of the semester -- papers and other types of research are being assigned. This video will explore a research assignment you might not be familiar with: the annotated bibliography.

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Research Therapy: What's an Annotated Bibliography?

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Value for Me?

When you create an annotated bibliography you develop important academic skills required to identify and concisely summarize the main arguments in a piece of writing.

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Technology Integration

Citation Management: Tools & Alternatives - This library guide introduces several citation management tools.

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free open-source tool that includes both desktop and browser-based interfaces along with plugins for Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.

Mendeley is a free tool with both web-based and desktop components -- also includes plugins for Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.

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