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If you’re simply looking for an example of an annotated bibliography, scroll down towards the bottom of the page.
As a student, this method will help you develop or hone your research skills, providing you with practice not only in locating sources but also in analyzing and evaluating them for relevance and quality.
Your instructor will gain insight into your research abilities, as well, allowing them to assess your work more thoroughly.
If you have been tasked with writing annotations as part of a research paper or project, you can begin to create this element while you identify and analyze your sources.
Not only will this approach help you to hone your research skills and identify sources that are relevant and useful for your topic, but you will also save time.
The summary of an annotated bibliography in MLA style may be written either as short, direct phrases or as complete sentences.
Your instructor will advise you of which approach you are required to take.
If you plan to publish your research, this comprehensive approach to detailing your sources will provide readers and other researchers with a substantial directory of resources to evaluate for their own work.
Whether you’re publishing or submitting your annotated bibliography, make sure your spelling and wording is correct!