Annotated Bibliography Structure

A framework for writing a summary and evaluation for each source in the bibliography.

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Annotated Bibliography Structure

For each of your sources, use the following structure to complete your annotated bibliography.


  1. Add the reference of the source (in APA end-text referencing format)


  1. Outline the main focus or purpose of the source


  1. Outline the main focus and describe the key arguments or subjects covered


  1. Evaluate the objectivity (with examples)
  2. Evaluate the reliability (with examples)
  3. Evaluate the credibility (with examples)


  1. Outline the conclusions reached by the author
  2. Outline the conclusions reached by you and its relevance to your research