Now you are ready to begin writing your own annotated bibliography.
1) Choose your sources!
2) Before writing your annotated bibliography, you must choose your sources. This involves doing research much like for any other project. Locate records to materials that may apply to your topic.
3) Review the items, then review the actual items and choose those that provide a wide variety of perspectives on your topic. Article abstracts are helpful in this process.
4) Write the citation and annotation. When writing your annotation, the complete citation should always come first and the annotation follows. Depending on the type of annotated bibliography you are writing, you will want to include:
Annotated bibliographies may be arranged alphabetically or chronologically, check with your instructor to see what he or she prefers.
An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources (like a reference list). It differs from a straightforward bibliography in that each reference is followed by a paragraph length annotation, usually 100–200 words in length.
Depending on the assignment, an annotated bibliography might have different purposes:
There are two major types of annotated bibliographies: