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Annotated Bibliographies & Literature Reviews

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Annotated Bibliographies & Literature Reviews

Have you been assigned to create an annotated bibliography or a literature review and aren't sure where to start? This guide will give you the basics for these projects.

You may complete an annotated bibliography or literature/"lit" review as an individual assignment or as part of a larger research project. Both annotated bibliographies and lit reviews require you to study a group of resources on a particular topic or subject. For an annotated bibliography, you'll analyze each source's usefulness for your research. For a lit review, you'll go one step further, synthesizing the information in order to provide a foundation for your own research direction.