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Anthropology 247B: Start Here!

Finding Scholarly Journal Articles


Annual Reviews

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated bibliography consists of a list of citations to books, articles and other documents on a defined topic, followed by a 1-3 sentence annotation, or brief analysis, of that citation. For Anthro247 literature reviews, the citations will follow the Chicago Style (see the Citing Sources page on this guide for more help with citations).

An annotation differs from an abstract because it does more that summarize.

In anthropology, annotations:

  • identify the topic addressed and the methodology used in the study
  • describe the relevance of the citation to your topic
  • describe results, conclusions and/or recommendations offered in the study
  • critically describe the citation and relate it to other literature covered in the bibliography


Source: Fiebert, M. S. (2010). References examining assaults by women on their spouses or male partners: An annotated bibliography. Sexuality & culture,14(1), 49-91.

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