What is an Annotated Bibliography?
An annotated bibliography is similar to a normal Reference List, except it also includes a brief summary about each source underneath. (Each annotation is around 150 words - but check your task first).
What is included in an annotation?
Each annotation should be a concise summary of each source, and can include comments about:
How do we write an Annotated Bibliography?
Example Annotated Bibliography
Bawa, A. S., & Anilakumar, K. R. (2013). Genetically modified foods: safety, risks and public concerns—a review. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 50(6), 1035–1046. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13197-012-0899-1
(Introduction/summary) --> This article is a review of various studies analzying the safety and health risks associated with genetically modified (GM) foods. (Authority) --> The authors currently work in a food research laboratory and have written numerous journal articles, although not many on GM foods. (Reliability) --> The authors draw on a variety of research from around the world and across various GM food types to support their analyses. (Bias) --> The article refrains from providing a balanced view of GM foods, and instead emphasizes the risks and negative perceptions associated with it. (Relevance) --> The article therefore provides valuable insights into the risks associated with GM foods and the implications this may have in society. (Summary) --> However, due to the bias nature of the article, other sources will need to be consulted to provide a balanced argument for this research assignment.