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SOC 101: Introductory Sociology

What is an annotated bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is a list of works (journal articles in the case of your assignment) that contains descriptive analysis of each source. These descriptions are called annotations.

How do you format your annotated bibliography?

Each annotated bibliography entry has two parts: a citation and an annotation



Your citations for this annotated bibliography will be formatted in ASA (American Sociological Association) style. For more information on that style, and for guidance on creating your citations see "Using ASA Style" from this guide.



An annotation is one, well-written paragraph that contains the following information:

  • A brief summary of the source, including the conclusions of your source
  • How is the source relevant to your topic?
  • How does the source help you understand your topic better?
  • Did this source change your view or understanding of your topic?
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