Annotated bibliographies are great research tools. Creating one as an assignment is a good learning experience. It involves skills of selection, evaluation, description, and critical thinking, and will take you through these steps:
An annotated bibliography is a helpful research tool that lists useful resources for a specific research topic or area. It includes:
Annotated bibliographies answer the question: "What would be the most relevant, most useful and most up-to-date sources for this topic?" As an assignment, they get you to engage in the work of scholarship, using your knowledge, research, and critical thinking skills.
This guide has been adapted with permission from the excellent Annotated Bibliography guide by Tony Amodeo of the William H Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.
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