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Annotated Bibliography

Some college and university courses may require you to write an annotated bibliography.

Annotated bibliography: in very brief

Here’s what you can do in 100 – 150 words

The full reference (Not included in word count)

Summary – What is it about?

  • The author’s purpose, aim or question
  • Main argument, central idea, findings or conclusions
  • What sort of text is it? General or specific?
  • Evaluation – What do I think about it?
  • Particular strengths, from your point of view?
  • Any weaknesses or limitations?
  • Reflection – How might I use it?

Has the text helped you in understanding something better?

How useful is it?

Will you use it? How?

Williams, K. (2019). Annotated bibliography: in very brief. Retrieved from  https://www.brookes.ac.uk/students/upgrade/study-skills/annotated-bibliography-in-brief/


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