The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
The Writer's Handbook
Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography

Use the links below to learn how to write an annotated bibliography.

An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources, each of which is followed by a brief note or "annotation."

These annotations do one or more of the following:

  • describe the content and focus of the book or article

  • suggest the source's usefulness to your research

  • evaluate its method, conclusions, or reliability

  • record your reactions to the source.