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FWLD 101: Natural Resource Conservation: Annotated Bibliography

This guide was created for the FWLD 101 Library Lab.

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

An Annotated Bibliography is a list of sources you plan to use in your project with an explanation of what each source will contribute to your work. For this paper, your Annotated Bibliography should include at least 4 sources. Two must be from "peer reviewed" literature, and the other two may come from other credible sources.

Each entry will include: 

  1. A bibliographic citation in APA format for the source
  2. A few sentences in your own writing describing "specifically what that particular reference will contribute to the presentation" (Greenwood, 2021).

Other formatting rules

  1. References should be in alphabetical order, just as they would appear in your References list.
  2. Your citations should have hanging indents (aka the first line is not indented, but subsequent lines are indented).
  3. Your annotations should be in paragraphs following each citation
  4. Your annotations should be indented.

*Hint: Library databases provide citations that you can copy and paste, and then check against one of the guides. Look for a Citation link, and then choose your style.