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Philanthropy and Development: Annotation Guide

Citation Manuals

Use the call number below each book to find these style manuals in Lewis Library's Reference collection (located on the main/2nd floor) OR click on the book or book title to view an online version of the style guide!

Full Citation Guide

Annotated Bib Defined

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

  • A list of citations to books, articles, and documents.
  • Each citation is followed by a descriptive and evaluative paragraph. (This is the "Annotation")
  • The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, quality of the source, and significance to the project.

Annotated Bibliography: What is it & how to?

Need more help?

If you still need assistance with your Annotated Bib. after consulting this page:

  • Contact one of the Librarians! Use the "Ask-A-Librarian" form on this page to ask the librarians a quick question, or "Panther Chat" from the library home page.
  • Visit the Writing Center for handouts and to meet with a writing tutor. The Writing Center is located (as of Spring 2019) in Lewis Library, room 305, and open Monday through Thursday nights from 5-9 p.m. (when classes are in session).

Check-list for Citation Informtion

Use the following check-list to make sure you have all the information you need to create a citation of your sources:

  • Author(s) and/or Editor(s) Name
  • Title of the book, article or document
  • Year the item was published
  • Name of the publishing company
  • Place of publication (ex: New York)
  • Number of pages cited
  • For journal articles only: Title, Volume and Issue # of Journal
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