Your professor may assign an annotated bibliography, often as an initial step in a research essay assignment. You are being asked to show:
Annotated bibliographies vary in size, depth, and scope according to their purpose. Generally an annotated bibliography consists of two parts:
Part 1: A list of books, articles, and documents that are most often organized alphabetically by the author’s last name using a particular bibliographic style (e.g., MLA, APA or Chicago).
Part 2: Each item in the list is followed by an annotation. The annotation may include such things as a summary of the item, an evaluation of the item, and a description of how the item might be used. Annotations can vary in length from a few sentences to several pages. Most commonly, instructors ask for 100-400 word annotations.