Making an Annotated Bibliography

Author, A. (Year Published). Article title. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), page range. doi:# or Retrieved from journal’s homepage URL

In the first paragraph of your annotation, summarize the main points of the source. Be sure to summarize the main points using your own words. Do not copy and paste information directly from the source.

In the second paragraph of your annotation, explain how the source is relevant to your paper. Explain how this particular source will help you develop one or more of the main points in your essay.

Author, A. (Year Published). Article title. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), page range. doi:# or Retrieved from journal’s homepage URL

In the first paragraph of your annotation, summarize the main points of the source. Be sure to summarize the main points using your own words. Do not copy and paste information directly from the source.

In the second paragraph of your annotation, explain how the source is relevant to your paper. Explain how this particular source will help you develop one or more of the main points in your essay.

Include the number of sources required for your assignment.   Format for an Online Magazine:

Author, A. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Magazine Title. Retrieved from URL

In the first paragraph of your annotation, summarize the main points of the source. Be sure to summarize the main points using your own words. Do not copy and paste information directly from the source.

Include the number of sources required for your assignment.   Format for a Webpage:

In the second paragraph of your annotation, explain how the source is relevant to your paper. Explain how this particular source will help you develop one or more of the main points in your essay.

Author, A. (Year, Month, Date Published). Article title. Retrieved from URL

In the first paragraph of your annotation, summarize the main points of the source. Be sure to summarize the main points using your own words. Do not copy and paste information directly from the source.

In the second paragraph of your annotation, explain how the source is relevant to your paper. Explain how this particular source will help you develop one or more of the main points in your essay.

Include the number of sources required for your assignment.   Format for an Ashford Textbook (online edition)

Author, A. (Year published). Title of book: Subtitle of book (edition, if other than the first) [Electronic version]. Retrieved from from URL

In the first paragraph of your annotation, summarize the main points of the source. Be sure to summarize the main points using your own words. Do not copy and paste information directly from the source.

In the second paragraph of your annotation, explain how the source is relevant to your paper. Explain how this particular source will help you develop one or more of the main points in your essay.

Tip 1: Note that references are listed in alphabetical order.   Tip 2: When including a URL for an online journal, you must search for the journal’s home page and include this in your reference entry.  You may not include the URL found through your university library, as readers will not have access to this library.   Tip 3: Delete these “hints” (purple boxes) before turning in your final assignment.        

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