An annotated bibliography consists of a list of citations to books, scholarly articles and other documents on a defined topic, followed by a 1-3 sentence annotation, or brief analysis, of that citation.
An annotation differs from an abstract because it does more than summarize.
Source: Monson, Dianne L, and Bette J Peltola. Research In Children's Literature: an Annotated Bibliography. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 1976.
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