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Chicago Style for Artists: Annotated Bibliography

Anatomy of an Annotated Bibliography

Good annotations have two parts:

  • a summary of the content of the source
  • a critical articulation of why this source is meaningful to you for the purposes of your project

Some things you might address within the summary are:

  • authority, qualifications, bias, and/or standpoint of the creator of the source
  • purpose or scope of the source
  • relationship to other sources on this topic
  • conclusions or main points of the source
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