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Writing the Annotated Bibliography

A Guide for Students & Researchers, 1st Edition

By Luke Beatty, Cynthia A Cochran


176 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780367408862
pub: 2020-06-09
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Thiscomprehensive 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, 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 Styles 3. Important Conventions 4. Types of Annotations 5. Example Annotated Bibliography Entries for Various Source Kinds 6. Getting Information from the Annotated Bibliography into Your Writing and Vice Versa 7. Tips from the Pros 8. Sample Annotated Bibliographies Across the Curriculum

About the Authors

Luke Beatty is Director and Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science at the Schewe Library at Illinois College, USA.

Cynthia A. Cochran is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Campus Writing Center at Illinois College, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Study Skills
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Library Skills
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General
REFERENCE / Bibliographies & Indexes