An annotated bibliography is a list of sources (articles, books, webpages, etc.) on your research topic.
Each source has its own entry, which includes:
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Professors who assign annotated bibliographies sometimes have specific requirements for:
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Like an annotated bibliography, a literature review is a paper or section of a paper that reviews what's already been published on your research topic.
Unlike an annotated bibliography, a literature review is written in a standard paper format, with citations grouped together on the last page.
Some people think of literature review as being like a party where there are lots of conversations happening at once.
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Your literature review is an overview of all the conversations going on at the party, highlighting where guests agree and disagree, and what questions are still unanswered.
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