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Annotated Bibliography


Your annotated bibliography has two parts:

1. The reference 

2. The annotation. This section analyzes the article.

The summary is usually the first part of your annotation.  The second part of the annotation is the evaluation or justification for using the source. 

Think about what you read:

  • Why did you choose this article?
  • Does this article support your thesis or research?
  • Does this article help guide your research?
  • Why is this "good" research? (see evaluating your sources)

You should be making it clear to the reader that this article is useful to the research you are doing.