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Children and Families in the Social Environment: SSW 8403

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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
  • describes the usefulness of the source
  • draws connections between the source content and the student's research topic
  • begins with a properly formatted citation

What is an annotated bibliography? (Video)

Creating an Annotated Bibliography

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

Example of an Annotation

APA 6 does not, technically, offer advice on annotated bibliographies. This APA blog post explains why. There will be annotated bibliography guidelines coming out in APA 7.