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ENGL 797/800: Women Behaving Badly (UNH Manchester): Write an Annotation

This guide will help you with your research assignment for Dr. Susi Paterson's ENGL 795 course.

Annotations vs. Abstracts

"Abstracts are the purely descriptive summaries often found at the beginning of scholarly journal articles or in periodical indexes. Annotations are descriptive and critical; they expose the author's point of view, clarity and appropriateness of expression, and authority." - Reference Department, Olin and Uris Libraries, Cornell University.

Article Assessment

Remember to think critically about the material you locate while conducting research. What type of article is it? Is it an appropriate source for your paper? These guides will help you to evaluate the articles you find and write the assessment portion of an annotation.

What is an annotated bibliography

"An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited." - Reference Department, Olin and Uris Libraries, Cornell University.