I have to write annotated bibliography for my research paper and I’m not sure how to do it. Does anyone have any suggestions or web sites to go to for examples?
An annotated bibliography is an organized list of resources (books, documents, articles, videos, websites). Every entry in the annotated bibliography is formatted according to the rules of a certain citation style and followed by a brief explanation and evaluation of its quality and relevance.
The main purposes of an annotated bibliography include the following:
Depending on the scope of the bibliography, it can be comprehensive (attempting to include as many sources as possible or even all of them) or selective (including only sources illuminating a selected parameter).
The alphabetical order is the most common way of organizing sources in an annotated bibliography. The other options for organizing the entries are the following:
The main elements of each entry in the annotated bibliography include the following:
No introduction, conclusion or transitions sentences between paragraphs are necessary for the annotated bibliography. The annotated bibliography consists of separate paragraphs which are united only with the topic under discussion.
Length: each entry in the annotated bibliography usually is as clear and concise as possible. It usually takes 100 – 150 words per entry (unless something different is instructed).
Grammar: the third person is commonly used, though the first person might be used in some exceptional cases.
Syntax: Complete sentences are the most appropriate structure for an annotated bibliography, but simple phrases or lists can be used as well.
Structure: Every entry is one paragraph long. Every paragraph starts from a brief summary of the author’s position and core arguments.
To avoid the repetition of the same constructions, the authors can use varied language :
The other ways to say ‘say’: