Creating an annotated bibliography in Chicago Style:
The Chicago Manual of Style is kept in the Reference Collection on the First Floor.
This example is based on the Chicago Manual style guide, but your instructor might give you other formatting instructions.
- Annotations can be merely descriptive, summarizing the authors' qualifications, research methods, and arguments.
- Annotations can evaluate the quality of scholarship in a book or article. You might want to consider the logic of authors' arguments, and the quality of their evidence. Your findings can be positive, negative, or mixed.
- Your professor might also want you to explain why the source is relevant to your assignment.