Write Annotated Bibliographies

Webpages

The following are links to webpages on annotated bibliographies:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Contains examples of different types of annotations; discussion of what goes into the content of an annotation; as well as information about format and writing style.
  • Claremont Graduate University
    Includes sample entries, as well as questions to think about when writing annotations, such as: intended audience, use, theory, reliability of source, etc.
  • Purdue University Online Writing Lab
    Includes definitions of annotated bibliographies as well as the various purposes of annotated bibliographies.

Examples of Annotated Bibliographies in the Library

Bauermeister, E., Larsen J., & Smith, H. (1994). 500 Great books by women: A reader's guide. New York, NY: Penguin Books.
Call# 016.3054 B344f

Day, F. A. (2000). Lesbian and gay voices: An annotated bibliography and guide to literature for children and young adults. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Call# 016.810809282 D273L

DeLong, J. A., & Schwedt, R. E. (1997). Core collection for small libraries: An annotated bibliography of books for children and young adults. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Call# 011.62 D361c

Lilly, T. A., Pitt-Catsouphes, M., & Googins, B. K. (1997). Work-family research: An annotated bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press
Includes examples of annotations of journal articles.
Call# 016.3063 W927r

Ritter, M. G., & Flores W. (2000). Spanish picture books: An annotated bibliography with activities for teaching. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.
Call# 011.62 R615s

Ward, M. (2002). Voices from the margins: An annotated bibliography of fiction on disabilities and differences for young people. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Call# 016.813 W261v

For many more examples, please ask the reference librarian.