Annotated Bibliography Assignment
Due Date: October 10
WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY?
ANNOTATIONS VS. ABSTRACTS
Abstracts are the purely descriptive summaries often
found at the beginning of scholarly journal articles or in periodical
indexes. Annotations are descriptive and critical; they expose the
author's point of view, clarity and appropriateness of expression,
CREATING AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Locate and record possible works to be used in your
Briefly examine and review the actual works to determine
Cite the source using Chicago documentation.
THINGS TO INCLUDE IN AN ANNOTATION
Summarize the theme and scope of the article.
-What is the author's objective in writing?
-What background does the author have that gives him/her authority
to write on this topic?
-What are the highlighted points?
-What arguments are used to support the highlighted points?
Comment on the intended audience.
Is the article specialized toward a specific audience?
-Is the article too elementary, technical, advanced, or just right?
Explain the bearing of this source on the topic at
-Have other articles quoted this author?
-Is it a relatively recent article?
-Has recent research outdated it?