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Annotated Bibliographies

What is an annotated bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is a list of references, in which each citation is followed by a brief paragraph. The paragraph summarizes and critically evaluates the source - a book, article, website, report, etc.

Example of an annotated bibliography using APA style:

Holle, M. (2008). Zombieproof! Undead disaster planning for academic libraries. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Meg Holle, librarian and zombie scholar, serves both fields in this treatise on zombie attack disaster planning for libraries. Though targeting academic libraries, her surveys of how building design affects strategic positioning (for zombie prevention, horde dispersal, and quarantine activities) could easily be applied to public libraries or other university and civic buildings. Unlike many zombie survival guides, Holle makes the crucial distinction between "fast" and "slow" zombies, structuring the book and her arguments accordingly. This is especially useful for point-of-need, quick lookup. She also includes several instructive diagrams, example floor plan repurposing and readiness checklists. Despite otherwise inclusiveness, Holle disparages the theory of zombie infection or inhabitation by extraterrestrial beings. As a result Zombieproof! does not address the issues of zombie-alien warfare and associated complications (e.g., limb regeneration or mind-controlled "smart" zombies).

How to do an annotated bibliography

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