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1st Edition

Writing the Annotated Bibliography
A Guide for Students & Researchers

ISBN 9780367408862
Published July 9, 2020 by Routledge
162 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This comprehensive and practical guide covers the elements, style, and use of annotated bibliographies in the research and writing process for any discipline; key disciplinary conventions; and tips for working with digital sources.

Written jointly by a library director and a writing center director, this book is packed with examples of individual bibliography entries and full bibliography formats for a wide range of academic needs. Online resources include sample bibliographies, relevant web links, printable versions of checklists and figures, and further resources for instructors and researchers. 

Writing the Annotated Bibliography is an essential resource for first-year and advanced composition classes, courses in writing across the disciplines, graduate programs, library science instruction programs, and academic libraries at the secondary level and beyond. It is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students and for researchers at all levels.

Table of Contents

1 Setting the Stage

2 Citation and Documentation Styles

3 The Format and Look of the Annotated Bibliography 

4 Types of Annotations

5 Annotating Different Kinds of Sources

6. Composing Your Annotations

7 Crunch Time – Annotated Bibliography in Process

8 Tools and Strategies for Working Online

9 Sample Annotated Bibliographies

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Luke Beatty is Library Director and Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science at Illinois College, USA. Luke has an MLIS and an MEd from the University of Western Ontario.

Cynthia A. Cochran is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Campus Writing Center at Illinois College, USA. Cindy has an MS in Education from the University of Illinois and a PhD in English from Carnegie Mellon University.


"Beatty and Cochran's Writing the Annotated Bibliography is an essential resource for students, faculty, and librarians alike. It should be in every library's reference collection and on every writing center tutoring table. Instructors of research courses, whether at the high school, college, or graduate school level, will find this book invaluable. Any student who has struggled through writing an annotated bibliography in the past will appreciate the tips in this book that will allow them to work much more efficiently, even joyously." Rebecca Day Babcock, William and Ordelle Watts Professor, University of Texas of the Permian Basin