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HON 1151: Wellness in Today's World (Wigmore)

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is a is a list of citations to books, articles, and other documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph.

Annotations are descriptive and critical.  They discuss the author's point of view, clarity and appropriateness of expression,and authority.

Writing an annotated bibliography is a useful step in the paper-writing process because it requires you to read each article you found carefully so you can summarize the findings of the article and address how you might use the article in your research paper.  

What Makes a Good Annotation?

For this course, the annotation will consist of the following components:

Citation - Provides information to locate the article.

Summary - The summary has 3 parts.  1). Write one sentence summarizing the purpose of the article. 2).  A second sentence should describe the subjects and methods. 3). A third sentence should convey the results of the study.

Reflection - The reflection can have two parts.  1). If the study has different results from previous studies, mention the differences and the study This part can be omitted if results are consistent. 2).Write one sentence discussing how this article is relevant to your research topic and will be incorporated into your paper.  

Sample Annotation