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An annotated bibliography is - a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a paragraph with a brief description and evaluation, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.

Video Introduction to Annotated Bibliographies

Why Ask Students to Make Annotated Bibliographies?

What is the Importance of an Annotated Bibliography?
In addition, writing an annotated bibliography helps you develop skills related to critically reading and identifying the key points of a research study and to effectively synthesize the content in a way that helps the reader determine its validity and usefulness in relation to the research problem or topic of investigation.
USC Libraries/Reference Guides:  Aug 31, 2021

Annotated Bibliography Video Tips