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ANTH 303 History of Anthropology online

The intellectual history of anthropology.

How to create and format an annotated bibliography

A great resource for questions about citing and proper documentation of sources is the OWL guide at Purdue University. They offer the following description of an annotated bibliography:

A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, Web sites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called "References" or "Works Cited" depending on the style format you are using. A bibliography usually just includes the bibliographic information (i.e., the author, title, publisher, etc.).

An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources.

To illustrate, check out the following videos:

This is a great, in-depth, how-to tutorial on creating annotated bibliographies, courtesy of the Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College:

Annotated Bibliography Tutorial