An annotated bibliography gives an account of the research that has been done on a given topic. Like any bibliography, an annotated bibliography is an alphabetical list of research sources. In addition to bibliographic data, an annotated bibliography provides a concise summary of each source and some assessment of its value or relevance. Depending on your assignment, an annotated bibliography may be one stage in a larger research project, or it may be an independent project standing on its own.
Different teachers, and different courses, will require slight variations in both the structure and content of any assigned Annotated Bibliography. Always be sure to check with your teacher to understand course specific expectations.
The resources listed below will, however, provide you with a general understanding of these expectations, as well as guidance in the writing and production of your Annotated Bibliography.
Queen’s University: Annotated Bibliography Template (AnnotatedBibliographyTemplate.doc)
Scribd: Annotated Bibliography Template
Brandon University: Sample APA Annotated Bibliography
Brandon University: Sample MLA Annotated Bibliography
Etobicoke School of the Arts Library
TDSB Student Research Guide (Research Toolkit > Research Success @ Your Library)
Refer particularly to Stage 4: Transferring Learning, page 57
Please advise if any of the links breakdown (as is frequently the case with the internet!)