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ENG 215 Strategies of Academic Writing: Start Here

Subjects: Literature

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Annotated Bibliography Assignment

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

An Annotated Bibliography is a list of all the sources you are going to use to write your paper. "Annotations" are short paragraphs that describe and evaluate each one of those sources separately. 

Writing an Annotated Biblography is an excellent resource to understand exactly what an annotated bibliography is, select appropriate resources and suggest useful language for the annotations.

Literature Review

What is a Literature Review?

An overview of the significant literature published on a topic. Rather than evaluating each source separately, a lit review is written in essay form, and explains how each work is similar to and how it varies from the others.

For more detailed information, see How to Write a Literature Review.

For examples of a scholarly literature review:

Allen, R.C. (1996). Socioeconomic Conditions and Property Crime: A Comprehensive Review and Test of the Professional Literature.
The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 55, 293.

Skott-Myhre, H. (2008). Towards a delivery system of services for rural homeless youth: A literature review and case study. Child & Youth Care Forum, 37, 87-102.

Example of an undergraduate literature review for a Psychology class on Adolescent Depression. Includes corrections and comments.


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