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MLA Style Guide, 9th Edition

Annotated Bibliographies

MLA 9th includes a whole new section on annotated bibliographies. Key elements to keep in  mind are:

  1. An annotation is a brief description and/or evaluation of the usefulness of a source.
  2. Sources should be shown in the same order and format as in a "Works Sited" section.
  3. Annotations appear underneath each source entry with a one-inch indentation.
  4. Annotations may be written as brief phrases or complete sentences.
  5. Annotations usually do not exceed one paragraph.