An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation.
The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of a variety of intellectual skills: concise exposition, succinct analysis, and informed library research.
Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that
(a) Evaluate the authority or background of the author
(b) Comment on the intended audience
(c) Compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or
(d) Explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.