Annotated Bibliography: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is the correct format for an annotated bibliography book entry in APA style?

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1. Why is annotating while reading helpful to students?

2. Are the annotations in the bibliography objective or subjective?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is a great tool for assessing your understanding of the purpose and formats of annotated bibliographies. You should know the type of information that must be included in these bibliographies in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What an annotated bibliography is
  • The length of an annotated bibliography
  • The definition of 'annotate'
  • Key aspects of an annotated bibliography

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding why an annotated bibliography is used
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of information that must be included in an annotated bibliography
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about annotated bibliography formats

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Annotated Bibliography: Definition, Examples & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what a bibliography is
  • Define annotation
  • Explain why annotated bibliographies are used
  • Detail information to be included in an annotated bibliography
  • Indicate the acceptable formats for annotated bibliographies
  • Provide examples of the two formats of annotated bibliographies