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Sample Annotations

Formatting the Annotated Bibliography

  • Start on a new page after your Works Cited list
  • Put the citations in alphabetical order
  • Be consistent!
  • Use the same style format as your paper, including
    • Font, size, line spacing, indents
  • Use the same citation style
    • Some suggested citations may not be in MLA format
    • Make edits when needed
  • Follow your faculty's directions
    • Some faculty may require the annotation info in brackets; some may not
    • Some may even want you to use colors

Annotated Bibliography Example from easy.bib.

Image: Example of proper MLA formatting, courtesy

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