This comprehensive and practical guide covers the elements, style, and use of annotated bibliographies in the research and writing process for any discipline; key disciplinary conventions; and tips for working with digital sources.

Written jointly by a library director and a writing center director, this book is packed with examples of individual bibliography entries and full bibliography formats for a wide range of academic needs. Online resources include sample bibliographies, relevant web links, printable versions of checklists and figures, and further resources for instructors and researchers. 

Writing the Annotated Bibliography is an essential resource for first-year and advanced composition classes, courses in writing across the disciplines, graduate programs, library science instruction programs, and academic libraries at the secondary level and beyond. It is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students and for researchers at all levels.

chapter 1|13 pages

Setting the Stage

chapter 2|11 pages

Citation and Documentation Styles

chapter 4|23 pages

Types of Annotations

chapter 5|28 pages

Annotating Different Kinds of Sources

chapter 6|9 pages

Composing Your Annotations

chapter 8|7 pages

Tools and Strategies for Working Online

chapter 9|21 pages

Sample Annotated Bibliographies