An annotated bibliography is a list of citations for books, articles, and other resources that you have consulted for your paper. Each citation is followed by short paragraph that summarizes and evaluates the source.
The purpose of writing an annotated bibliography is to collect and summarize articles that relate to your topic, to learn about the existing research in your area of interest, and to help you formulate a thesis by reading the perspectives of other scholars.
To write an annotated bibliography,
Each annotation should achieve the following:
Willen, Gerald, editor. A Casebook on Henry James's The Turn of the Screw. Crowell, 1960.
Gerald Willen’s compilation consists of sixteen critical articles about Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw, including Henry James’s preface to The Aspern Papers. The book provides articles that present different viewpoints about The Turn of the Screw. The book also includes major articles by Edmund Wilson and Edna Kenton, which were two of the first critical studies produced about the novella. The articles address The Turn of the Screw from a psychological approach, the roles of certain characters, Henry’s James’s craft, and themes in the novella. The critics in this book present various arguments, which will be valuable to someone deciding on an augment for his or her paper or someone who is looking for counterarguments. This source will be useful to someone who is interested in reading multiple critical articles and getting an overview of the controversy around The Turn of the Screw.
A research summary typically includes the following:
Attached is an example of a properly formatted annotated bibliography. Consult your professor's assignment instructions for specific details.