Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography Guidelines

The purpose of an annotated bibliography is to organize and analyze the research you have conducted with the goal of gaining a better understanding of the issue, place, and community at the heart of your project. Since this is a group assignment, the annotated bibliography will also serve as a vehicle for you to share your research findings with your group members.

Use this Annotated Bibliography Template to format your bibliography and pay attention to the additional formatting guidelines below.

Step 1: Each group member should select 2 sources for inclusion in your collective bibliography.

  • 1 reliable, relevant internet source or newspaper article
  • 1 reliable government or academic source

Step 2: Create a citation for each source, formatted using APA Style

Step 3: Underneath each citation, write an annotation of 100 words for the source.

In your annotation, please briefly summarize the main idea the source in your own words and provide a brief analysis of how the source relates to your project and to other sources in your bibliography.

Step 3: Save your group bibliography as a PDF and submit on Blackboard

Annotated Bibliography Format:

  • Use the template!
  • Submit your group annotated bibliography as a single, integrated document
  • List sources in alphabetical order
  • Write in formal academic style (avoid first person ā€œIā€ statements)
  • Avoid excessive quotations; instead summarize ideas in your own words