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Ancient Mesoamerica: ANTH 2173/LAS 2173

Good Annotations

A good annotation summarizes and evaluates each source. A good annotation does the following:

  • discusses the writer's background/credibility
  • summarizes the content of the source
  • evaluates the usefulness of the source
  • draws connections between the source content and the student's research topic
  • begins with a properly formatted citation

Creating an Annotated Bibliography

Need help creating annotated bibliographies? Below are a few sources that help explain what should be included in the annotations:

What is an annotated bibliography? (Video)