WHY MAKE AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY????
The act of research involves taking a very close look at a topic of interest.
Creating an annotated bibliography involves gathering the most important sources of information about one's topic. These sources can be used later as evidence to support an argument or analysis in a larger research project, like a research essay. Creating an annotated bibliography requires you to carefully and critically look at each source in a very specific way, asking questions about how you will use it in your paper/project, and if it is the best source you could be using to make your point. Often times we do not think so critically about the sources we are using, and the end product can all too often reflect that. Creating an annotated bibliography first really does result in a better end product!