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How Do I Create an Annotated Bibliography

Helpful tips, with examples, for writing annotated bibliographies.

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Annotated Bibliography Guidelines

As with all assignments, your professor's guidelines/syllabus/assignment details will take precedent over all other suggestions but in case you are just not sure how to get started, check these links to find helpful tips, with examples, for writing annotated bibliographies: 

Annotated Bibliography Videos

Writing An Annotated Bibliography Video - Carleton University Library.

Please note that the help supports in this video are specific to Carleton, but you can connect with us using the Contact Information provided on this page for individualized support.


A short video introducing annotated bibliographies. Part of the Brock Library Digital Learning Portal.