WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY?
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
Samples - Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Bell, Howard. "Negro Nationalism: A Factor in Emigration Projects, 1858-1861." Journal of Negro History. January (1962): 42-53. Print. (available JSTOR)
Cromwell, John W. "The Early Negro Convention Movement. " Occasional Papers, No. 9 (Washington, D.C.: The American Negro Academy, 1904)
Fox, Early L. The American Colonization Society, 1817-1840. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1919. Print. (Purdy/Kresge Library) E 448 .A5392 1919
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs
Giddings, Paula. When and Where I Enter: the Impact of Black Women On Race and Sex in America. New ed. New York: Quill, 1996. Print. (Undergraduate Library E185.86.G49 1996)