A bibliography at the end of a research paper, article, or book lists the sources used during the writing and research process. Each entry is a full bibliographic citation which provides basic publication information about each source, e.g., author, title, publisher, date and page numbers. This helps readers locate those original sources for more information. The title of the bibliography varies, depending on the citation style used, but may be Works Consulted, Works Cited, or References.
An annotated bibliography is more substantive. In addition to the citations for the sources used, a short annotation of each source is provided. The content of an annotation varies. It might summarize, evaluate, and/or critique a source, among other things. The length of an annotation also varies, but is generally just a few sentences or a paragraph. The citation style used to create the annotated bibliography (APA, MLA, Turabian, etc.) is up to your professor.
The following web sites are provide some additional information. Because the format, content and length of annotations vary, please ask your professor for guidelines to follow when beginning your assignment.
The following books are kept at the Reference Desk on the second floor of Andersen Library. Some titles also have copies in the Main Collection which can be checked out; check Research@UWW. The citation style manuals for MLA, APA, and Turabian are useful when creating bibliographic citations; however, for guidance on the format, content, and length of your annotations, please talk to your professor.