Typically, bibliographies should be double-spaced and use normal margins (you may want to check with your instructor, since he may have a different style he wants you to follow).
A discussion of writing style follows the section on annotation types.
As you now know, one annotation does not fit all purposes! New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1999.
But think about it: even though a bibliography provides a list of research sources of all types that includes publishing information, how much does that really tell a researcher or reader about the sources themselves?
An annotated bibliography provides specific information about each source you have used.
You’re probably already familiar with the need to provide bibliographies, reference pages, and works cited lists to credit your sources when you do a research paper.
An annotated bibliography includes descriptions and explanations of your listed sources beyond the basic citation information you usually provide.First of all, you’ll need to decide which kind of citation format is appropriate to the paper and its sources, for instance, MLA or APA.This may influence the format of the annotations and bibliography.Depending on the type of annotation you use, which this handout will address in the next section, there may be additional kinds of information that you will need to include.For more extensive research papers (probably ten pages or more), you often see resource materials grouped into sub-headed sections based on content, but this probably will not be necessary for the kinds of assignments you’ll be working on.One of the reasons behind citing sources and compiling a general bibliography is so that you can prove you have done some valid research to back up your argument and claims.Readers can refer to a citation in your bibliography and then go look up the material themselves.A good annotated bibliography: The first four elements above are usually a necessary part of the annotated bibliography.Points 5 and 6 may involve a little more analysis of the source, but you may include them in other kinds of annotations besides evaluative ones.For instance, an annotation could provide a summary of the source only, or it could also provide some additional evaluation of that material. In addition to making choices related to the content of the annotation, you’ll also need to choose a style of writing—for instance, telescopic versus paragraph form.