- A bibliography, sometimes referred to as References or Works Cited, is an organized list of sources (e.g., books, journal/magazine articles, Web sites, etc.) consulted in the research process.
- Each source in the bibliography is represented by a citation that includes the author (if given), title, and publication details of the source.
- An annotated bibliography is a bibliography with an additional description or evaluation (i.e., annotation) of each source.
- The purpose of the annotation is to help the reader evaluate whether the work cited is relevant to a specific research topic or line of inquiry.