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GENS176 H - The Fairy Tale: Enchantment and Change (Stoberock): Annotated Bibliographies

Annotated Bibliographies

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.


  • describe the relevance of the citation to the topic 
  • assess the methodology and sources consulted in the article, and their relation to the topic
  • critically describe and evaluate the citation and relate it to other literature covered in the annotated bibliography


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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