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Writing Center: Annotated Bibliographies

Guide to assist writing center instructors, tutors, and students.

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

Technical Definition:

annotated bibliography
A bibliography in which a brief explanatory or evaluative note is added to each reference or citation. An annotation can be helpful to the researcher in evaluating whether the source is relevant to a given topic or line of inquiry. --from Joan M. Reitz's Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science, ODLIS, accessed 17 April 2013

"Annotated Bibliographies: An Illustrated Guide" by Lincoln Memorial Library