These guides assist you in properly formatting the citations to articles, books, images, etc., you find in databases and elsewhere. There are several commonly used styles. Different disciplines or classes might have preferences. The citation-making feature of database providers may not always be reliable.
Citation Management Tools
An annotated bibliography is a list of sources (books, articles, websites, images, etc.) with their complete citation information plus an annotation. Here are the elements of an annotated bibliography:
Citation - All of the elements needed for your citation style (MLA, Chicago, etc) such as author/creator name, titles, creation date, publisher. (See the specific style information on this page for more about citations.)
Annotation - the annotation, depending on your needs or the assignment specifications can include:
If you are unsure which elements your annotated bibliography should include, refer to your assignment guide or consult your professor.
TIP! Annotated bibliographies can also be a really great tool for keeping track of your research, especially for sources you may use in more than one project. They help you remember what an article was about and also help make decisions about how to prioritize what you read.