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EAES 250 Introduction to Marine Science

Your Annotated Bibliography

What is an annotated bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is a list of sources on a particular subject. In addition to the article citation, each entry also includes an annotation, which is not just a summary of the article, but also evaluates each source, explaining why the article is relevant to your topic or research. Each annotation should be approximately four to six sentences.

Start with an APA citation

An APA citation for an article that is published in a scholarly journal will look something like this:

Epstein, P. R., Buonocore, J. J., Eckerle, K., Hendryx, M., Stout Iii, B. M., Heinberg, R., . . . Glustrom, L. (2011). Full cost accounting for the life cycle of coal. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1219(1), 73-98. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2010.05890.x

Your APA citations should then be followed by an annotation.

Your annotations should keep in mind the following:

  • Annotations should be approximately 250 words each
  • Annotations are descriptive and critical; they may describe the author's point of view, authority, or clarity and appropriateness of expression
  • Must include a critical analysis of the work (not just a summary)
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