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Annotated Bibliography Guide - Pathways and Learning Support: Annotated bibliography

Find out what an annotated bibliography is and how to write one

Annotated bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations, in a standard referencing style (e.g. APA), each followed by a short paragraph, called the annotation.

The short paragraph (usually 150-200 words) summarises and evaluates the source. Annotated bibliographies are usually arranged in alphabetical order by author. 

You may be asked to write an annotated bibliography as a stand alone assessment task, or as part of a larger research report or academic essay.



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