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Composition of Individual & Society. The Evolving Relationship between Humans and Animals

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to articles. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually 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. Each annotation should include as many of the following criteria as possible:

  • Evaluate the authority or background of the author
  • Comment on the intended audience
  • Compare or contrast this work with another you have cited
  • Explain how this work illuminates your research topic
  • Mention bibliographies, charts, graphs, statistics, or illustrations that are pertinent
  • Discuss the writing style of the author
  • Comment on any bias or point of view shown in the work

Source: Flaspohler, Molly R, Erika M Rux, and John A Flaspohler. “The Annotated Bibliography and Citation Behavior: Enhancing Student Scholarship in an Undergraduate Biology Course.” CBE life sciences education 6.4 (2007): 350–360. Web.