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Behavioral Sciences and Social Work: Annotated Bibliography

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Annoted Bibliography

What is an annotated bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is… a list of citations to books, articles, and documents where each citation is followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.

An annotation:

Summarizes: What are the main arguments? What is the point of the source? What topics are covered?

Assesses: Is the source useful? Is the information reliable? Is the source biased or objective?

Reflects: How does it help shape your argument? Can you use this source in your research project?