PSC 401: Senior Project

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations with an added summary. The citations can be to any resource relevant to your topic and assignment criteria. The summary is a brief (about 150 words) description and evaluation of the resource to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy and quality of the sources you are citing.

  1. Find sources relevant to your topic
  2. Read and evaluate each resource
  3. Create your works cited list
  4. For each citation, write a brief analytical summary which may include:
    • How does this resource support your topic?
    • Intended audience of resource
    • Compare or contrast with your other resources
    • Evaluate the author


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