A bibliography is a list of works (books, articles, films, web sites, etc.) on a particular topic, usually in alphabetical order.
The standard bibliography details the citation information of the sources: author(s), date of publication, title, and publisher's name and location (and for articles: journal title, volume, issue and page numbers).
An annotated bibliography includes a paragraph following each citation that describes and evaluates the work and may be either descriptive or critical of the contents of the item.
The annotation should include the complete bibliographic information of the work (citation). In addition, a descriptive annotation may summarize:
A critical annotation includes the same information as a descriptive annotation, but will also include value judgments or comments on the effectiveness of the work. When writing a critical annotation, include some of the these features:
The primary purpose of bibliographic citations is to assist the reader in finding the sources used in the writing of a work. An annotated bibliography may serve other purposes as well: