USP 460 - Community Development Field Seminar: Annotated Bibliographies
Introduction to Annotated Bibliographies
What does an annotation do?
An annotation of an article, book, or other material does three things.
- Summarizes a work.
- Assesses the work.
- Reflects on the work.
Annotations are not written by the authors of a work. In the case of this class they will be written by you, the student. Students should use their own words, and not copy and paste an article's abstract as a summary.
Annotations are NOT abstracts. Abstracts are summaries of articles provided by an article author. Abstracts are found in library database records.