Potential Sources: since you still have time to narrow down your topic, the research you do for the Annotated Bibliography may or may not match your final list of sources you’ll use in this research paper. The hope is this will give you all the sources you need for your paper, but you will not have to re-do the Annotated Bibliography if you end up with totally different sources for the paper.
Bibliography: a list of courses. This is different from the Works Cited page that will be part of your paper because that list will ONLY contain the works you actually use. This list might even contain sources you know you won’t end up using as you evaluate them.
Annotation: this is a fairly short (5-7 sentences) summary and evaluation to accompany each of the ten or more citations on the Bibliography.
Summary: part of the annotation will simply be a recap or overview of the main points in this source.
Evaluation: this is where you comment on the strengths and weaknesses of each source. You should focus on information literacy topics such as authority, bias, context, and currency. You can also focus on how/if you would use this source in your paper.
The LSSC Library’s Citation Center has a Word-compatible template for the Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.), so rather than re-inventing the wheel, feel free to use it either as a model or as an actual document to make sure you have all of the formatting done correctly.