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Sample Annotations - UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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
  • To Bracket, Or Not To Bracket
    • 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

MLA Example

Standard MLA style is to write the annotation as a paragraph. Many faculty, however, will direct you to separate out the criteria and add brackets.

Annotated Bibliography Example from easy.bib.

Image: Example of proper MLA formatting, courtesy

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