An annotated bibliography is a selected list of citations to resources such as articles or books.
Each citation is accompanied by a brief description and critical assessment of the resource.
Your professor may offer specific instructions on how to format an annotated bibliography and what should be the special characteristics of the annotations. However, most annotated bibliographies have the following common format:
Preparing a good annotated bibliography requires good searching. Here are some tips.
To locate examples of published annotated bibliographies, type the phrase "annotated bibliography" into the search box for the online catalog or a specialized database. Several entries will appear. Review the full-text to read sample annotations such as these.
Sample MLA Formatted Annotated Bibliography (California State U - Northridge)
Sample APA Formatted Annotated Bibliography (OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab)