An annotated bibliography is a list of source citations wherein each citation is followed by a brief annotation summarizing the source and its importance to the research topic at hand. Annotated bibliographies are organizational tools meant to compile research sources and conveniently provide researchers succinct synopses about each source. These synopses can be used to inform how researchers might utilize sources in their own work.
There are two main types of annotated bibliographies. Informative or descriptive annotated bibliographies provide a summary of a source and note how the source relates to a given research topic or question. Critical or analytical annotated bibliographies typically provide a summary of a source and also evaluate the source. The annotated bibliography assignment you are undertaking is descriptive in nature and does not require that you provide critical source evaluations.
The following resources provide more information on and examples of annotated bibliographies.
When looking at these resources, keep in mind that for this assignment, you are creating an informative or descriptive annotated bibliography as opposed to an evaluative or critical one.