What is an annotated bibliography?

How can I format an annotated bibliography in SWS?


An annotated bibliography is a method to organize research and notes during the writing process. You can make one using any format, including Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).

First, build the source list.

Second, insert a short summary paragraph after each source list entry. The paragraph may include what the author shared, what you learned, and how the information relates to the writing assignment. It's a best practice to keep these paragraphs short. One rule of thumb is under 250 words. These paragraphs are also referred to as annotations.

Here's a sample source list entry and annotation.

  • Last Updated Dec 09, 2022
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