As you now know, one annotation does not fit all purposes! There are different kinds of annotations, depending on what might be most important for your reader to learn about a source. Your assignments will usually make it clear which citation format you need to use, but they may not always specify which type of annotation to employ. In that case, you’ll either need to pick your instructor’s brain a little to see what she wants or use clue words from the assignment itself to make a decision. For instance, the assignment may tell you that your annotative bibliography should give evidence proving an analytical understanding of the sources you’ve used. The word analytical clues you in to the idea that you must evaluate the sources you’re working with and provide some kind of critique.
When writing a bibliography, remember that the purpose is to communicate to the reader, in a standardized manner, the sources that you have used in sufficient. Functions in the module for reading bibliography databases. An annotated bibliography is an alphabetic list of research resources that includes an annotation (a description and/or brief critique) for each item. Introduction These notes are presented for general use to show the formal standards expected in. To learn about your topic: Writing an annotated bibliography is excellent preparation for a research project. You can also write an in-text citation, as follows: @smith04. Jennifer Tan-de Ramos, PhD. London: Wishart Books, 1935. Academic Writing Guide. Understanding this style will also help you when writing bibliographies for your own reports and papers. A guide to writing in a university context, Association for Academic Language.
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