These resources are designed to help you with your Annotated Bibliographies assignment.
What are Annotations?
Annotations critique the work and compare it to other works in the bibliography. An annnotation may vary in each bibliography where it appears, since the relevance of each work may change for each project.
What constitutes an annotated bibliography?
An organized list of citations to sources
For each source, a brief description of its:
accuracy or authority
quality and impact
Consider including the following elements in the annotation:
Author qualifications and any biases
Intended audience of the work
Brief description of results or conclusions
Special features, such as illustrations or data, that help the reader understand the work
Recency or time covered by the work
Impact of the work on the discipline
Relevance of the item to the bibliography
Comparison with other items in the bibliography
Note: Their suitability will depend on your discipline and the audience of your bibliography
Create a Bibliography in RefWorks
Learn more about managing your citations and creating a bibliography on our RefWorks guide:
• Who is the general/target audience?
• Who is the publisher?
• What are the author’s credentials?
• Is the author/writer an authority/expertise on the subject?
• Is the author/writer’s contact information provided with affiliation?
• What is the date of publication or copyright?
• Is the material peer-reviewed?
• Is the purpose of research and conclusion clearly stated?
• What kind of resources are cited, can you find the cited sources easily?
• Is the information relevant to your research needs?
• What is the purpose of the site? Is it clearly stated?
• When the site was last updated?
• Who is the intended audience of the site?
• Are links provided to more information?
• What percentage of the links still work?
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