Below are the links to files of class handouts that are available for download.
To find scholarly sources for your Annotated Bib and Lit Review, use the Find Articles: Research Databases tab above.
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.
How to Prepare 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.
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.
Example of an undergraduate literature review for a Psychology class on Adolescent Depression. Includes corrections and comments.
While there are many explanations, here are two clear library guides, each worded differently to help understand the difference between primary and secondary sources.