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Describe what an annotated bibliography looks like and provide different examples.

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Annotated Bibliography

Just to give you a little understanding, a bibliography is an alphabetized list of sources relevant to a particular area of inquiry while an annotated bibliography goes beyond just giving the citation information of the source. It provides the reader with more information about the content of those sources. So the content information is called the annotation.

There are two types of annotated bibliographies: summative and evaluative. The summative annotated bibliography provides the reader with a solid sense of the article or book being evaluated. They are kind of similar to abstracts and not as long as summaries. An evaluative annotated bibliography includes a description and critical assessment of the article or book. This type is used to contribute to a particular research question or an area of interest in a field.

Generally, an annotation should be no more than 150 words which is about 4 to 6 sentences. However, they should be concise and well-written. And they may include some or all of the ...

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