How do I write an annotated bibliography?

Purdue's Online Writing Lab (Owl) Guide to Annotated Bibliographies explains the elements, purpose, and formatting.

Tutorial on annotated bibliographies (requires authenticating with your SDSUid and password).

  • Define the purpose of annotated bibliographies.
  • Identify the components of annotated bibliographies.
  • Write a critical annotation.

Our "How to Cite Your Sources" guide has information on the various citation styles, so you can format the bibliography correctly.


  • Last Updated Nov 19, 2021
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  • Answered By Laurel Bliss

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