MLA Annotated Bibliography
What is an annotated bibliography?
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books and articles that you used for your research. Each citation is followed by a brief (100-200 words) descriptive and evaluated paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader, usually your teacher, of the relevance, accuracy and quality of the sources you used.
What should an annotation include?
Miller, Katherine. “Mobility and Identity Construction in Bharati
Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters: the Tree Wife and Her Rootless
Namesake.” Studies in Canadian Literature 29 (2004): 63-
74. Academic Search FullText Elite. Web. 11 Nov. 2007.
In this assessment of Bharati Mukherjee’s work, Miller, a sessional instructor at Concordia University College of Alberta, contends that physical spaces are intimately linked to female identity, and that “mobility allows [Mukherjee’s] female characters to move beyond the traditional boundaries of female identity” (63). In her analysis of The Tree Bride’s protagonist, Tara, Miller asserts that despite evidence of Tara’s ability to convert—at least partially—to the “promise offered by American mobility and modern feminist idioms,” she is still “firmly embedded within the social and cultural identity assigned by her gender, caste, and economic status.” This article offers insight into the travel narrative this provides a valuable study of my primary text.
I have compiled a list of video tutorials that will be useful for you to learn how to write an annotated bibliography. Note that these tutorials have been created by college and university libraries.
UMUCs tutorial speaks to an APA style format! However, the examples used to write an annotation are excellent!