An annotated bibliography assignment is often given as part of the process of writing a research paper.
The purpose is usually to encourage you to
An annotated bibliography has two parts:
For the first part, follow the usual MLA guidelines for creating your citation.
For the second part, an annotation usually consists of a summary and analysis of the source. Your professor likely has specific guidelines for how long the annotation should be and what questions it should address. Read your assignment to find out.
Here are some general questions to consider: