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Annotation Guide: Annotation Guide

An online guide to assist students at LaGrange College with Annotated Bibliography assignments.

Citation Manuals

Use the call number below each book to find these style manuals in Lewis Library's Reference collection (located on the main/2nd floor) OR click on the book or book title to view an online version of the style guide!

Full Citation Guide

Annotated Bib Defined

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

  • A list of citations to books, articles, and documents.
  • Each citation is followed by a descriptive and evaluative paragraph. (This is the "Annotation")
  • The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, quality of the source, and significance to the project.

Annotated Bibliography: What is it & how to?

Check-list for Citation Informtion

Use the following check-list to make sure you have all the information you need to create a citation of your sources:

  • Author(s) and/or Editor(s) Name
  • Title of the book, article or document
  • Year the item was published
  • Name of the publishing company
  • Place of publication (ex: New York)
  • Number of pages cited
  • For journal articles only: Title, Volume and Issue # of Journal

Need more help?

If you still need assistance with your Annotated Bib. after consulting this page:

  • Contact one of the Librarians! Use the "Ask-A-Librarian" form on this page to ask the librarians a quick question.
  • Is your question lengthy?  Phone or email Dr. Arthur Robinson, the Reference Librarian (contact info on the right-hand side of this page).
  • Visit the Writing & Tutoring Center for handouts and to meet with a writing tutor. The WTC is located (as of Fall 2015) in Lewis Library, room 305, and open Monday through Thursday nights from 5-9 p.m. (when classes are in session).

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