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ENGL 100, 101, & 102 Composition: Annotated Bibliography

This is a resource for 100-level English students.

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 MLA format for the source
  2. A few sentences in your own writing describing the source and how it will be useful to your project

Other formatting rules

  1. References should be in alphabetical order, just as they would appear on your Works Cited page.
  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.