An annotated bibliography is a bibliography that provides a summary of each of the entries. The reason for using annotations is to offer the reader a summary and evaluation of each source. Each summary needs to be a concise exposition of the central idea of the source and must give the reader a general idea of the source’s content.
The main components of an annotated bibliography are given below:
- Full bibliographic citation – It is the necessary and complete bibliographical information
- Author’s background – the name, experience, qualifications, and authority of the author are mentioned here
- Purpose of the work – The reasons why the author wrote the work is expressed
- Scope of the work – It refers to the depth or breadth of coverage and topics or subtopics covered
- Main argument – It states the main informative points of the paper
- Audience – This refers to the people for which it was written
- Methodology – This is used to refer to the methodology and research methods employed
- Viewpoint – What is the perspective of the author or their approach
- Sources – this section has the citations of the author
- Reliability of the source – this refers to the reliability of the work
- Conclusion – this involves realizing the conclusion draw at the end
- Features – This section refers to the significant extras like visual aids, reprints of source documents, etc.
- Strengths and Weaknesses – The strengths and weaknesses of the work are written
- Comparison – This refers to the source related to other works done by other writers on the topic
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