Preparing an annotated bibliography is often the first step in writing a research paper. Sometimes it is a stand-alone assignment. The links below will give you guidance in preparing an annotated bibliography.
When citing sources be sure to use the proper citation style for the course. Below are links to online summarized citation rules from some of the more popular style guides:
Some other online sites that summarize citation rules:
For more detail, consult the complete printed style manuals, available in many campus libraries:
For a general introduction to academic citation and intellectual property, see Bruin Success with Less Stress.