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SPA 486: Eroticism & Modernity

Annotated Bibliographies

Annotations vs. Abstracts

The purpose of the annotation, a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph, is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Abstracts are the purely descriptive summaries often found at the beginning of scholarly articles or journal indexes.

For examples of scholarly annotations, please visit the Purdue OWL. Also, this link for a definition. And this link for a sample

Practice

Summarize

Assess

Reflect

Cite

You are writing a paper about immigration laws and visa vetting

Legislator Questions San Bernadino Suspect's Visa

Annotated Bibliography Sample Entry