Answered By: Arts & Sciences / Philosophy & Theology Liaison Librarian
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019     Views: 42

Questions about an assignment should typically be directed to your lecturer. However, the Learning Skills guide on Academic Writing (see link below) provides a brief definition: 

Annotated bibliographies are about identifying and briefly analysing literature on a topic. Annotated bibliographies include the reference to the work itself, followed by a brief summary and analysis for each one.

Regarding format, the references should be formatted correctly for the style you are using, e.g. Chicago or APA. Each reference will be followed by an annotation. The length and type of the annotation should be defined in your assignment details but most often they combine a summary and evaluation of each source.

Further general information and examples are provided at the Purdue links below but be sure to follow the assignment rubric and any specific instructions from your lecturer when completing your assignment.