An Annotated Bibliography is simply a list of references where each bibliographic entry is followed by a short paragraph that describes and evaluates the source. Writing one is like slowing down to narrate the process you went through to select a group of texts to use in an assignment.
At university, you may be asked to write an annotated bibliography:
This skills you gain from writing an annotated bibliography can save you time as a researcher, and make the process of integrating sources into your essays and reports much easier.
It is important to read your assessment task description carefully before you begin your Annotated Bibliography, because expectations of what each annotation should focus on vary in each discipline and according to the complexity of your project. Occasionally, you might be asked to write additional paragraphs in the assignment, such as an introduction and conclusion, or a personal reflection on your own research journey.
Always defer to the specific guidelines given within a particular unit, but as a general guide you can follow these steps for each entry:
Note there are specific guidelines for a journal article, a report you found on a website, a chapter of a book, a trustworthy website, etc. See the ECU Referencing Guide at https://ecu.au.libguides.com/referencing. Remember that the library also has support available. if you get stuck finding quality sources that match your topic.