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FYS: Supreme! 2020

Annotated Bibliography Style Guide: From the Law Library Journal

What does it mean to annotate a source?

Different professors may ask for different things in a bibliography. You may be asked to include, for example:

  • Summary of the source, which may include different elements, such as:
    • Primary finding/argument
    • A couple pieces of evidence to support the finding
    • Methodology
    • Significance/importance 
  • The source's applicability to your research project
  • How the source connects to other sources you're using
  • Your critique of the source

Your first step is to understand what your professor wants in your annotations!

Source annotation guides

I link below to a few guides to annotations. 

Again, your first step is to understand what your assignment requires for your annotation; these guides may be helpful to provide examples or clarity.