Writing an Annotated Bibliography: Specific Information About Sources Worksheet

Research Writing: Citing References

Practice with this Writing an Annotated Bibliography Worksheet to get familiar with writing and evaluating your research writing sources. By completing 10 exercises, you get a feel for knowing what information to include in the different types of annotation styles.
Writing an Annotated Bibliography: Specific Information About Sources

Instructions

For the first two exercises below, determine whether the statement is true or false, and explain your answer. For the remaining exercises, follow the instructions given, or answer the question presented to you.

  • True or false: Every annotated bibliography provides a critical evaluation of each source. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: The telescopic writing style is the most commonly used in writing an annotated bibliography. Explain your answer.

  • Find three articles related a topic that interests you. Record the bibliographic information for each article in the below space.

    Article #1 bibliographic information:

    Article #2 bibliographic information:

    Article #3 bibliographic information:

  • Using article #1, outline the main points of the article and how it relates to the topic you chose.

  • Using article #1, write a description annotation of at least three sentences.

  • Using article #2, outline the main points of the article and how it relates to the topic you chose.

  • Using article #2, write an evaluative annotation of at least four sentences.

  • Using article #1, outline the main points of the article and how it relates to the topic you chose.

  • Using article #3, write an informative annotation of at least three sentences.

  • Determine whether you would use each source within a research paper on the topic, and write an introduction to an annotated bibliography.