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AEC 406: Projects (Ecampus)

Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources (references cited), such as books, journals, newspapers, magazines, web pages, etc., each of which is followed a summary and evaluation of each item.

What is the purpose of an annotated bibliography?

Depending on the assignment, the annotated bibliography may serve a number of purposes. This includes but is not limited to:

  • describe the content and focus of the book or article
  • suggest the source's usefulness to your research
  • evaluate its method, conclusions, or reliability
  • record your reactions to the source

The most common type of annotated bibliographies is "combination", which summarize the article and evaluates it. I expected for you to use the "combination" approach. More information about this can be found through the following link: