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Below are two sample annotations from International Relations and Environmental Science.
This first sample is an annotation from the journal article by William Tow and Brendan Taylor.
It examines the strengths and weaknesses of what is presented as well as describing the applicability of the author's conclusions to the research being conducted.
For most of your annotated bibliographies, however, you will be writing analytical or critical annotations. Retrieved from editorial from the Economist describes the controversy surrounding video games and the effect they have on people who use them.
As the youth of today grow older, the controversy will die out, according to the author.
The author of this article stresses the age factor over violence as the real reason for opposition to video games and stresses the good gaming has done in most areas of human life.An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources (like a reference list).It differs from a straightforward bibliography in that each reference is followed by a paragraph length annotation, usually 100–200 words in length.The student is conducting research for an essay with the question: "Using relevant theory, analyze the key components of 'security architecture' in East Asia." 36 (2010): 95-116.This article examines the definition of the term 'security architecture' particularly in the Asian context.It argues that there is no current clear definition and that in order for progress to be made in terms of regional stability and economic performance, there needs to be a clearer understanding of the region's security objectives.After examining current theory and definitions, the article uses the US and Asia as case studies to explore current thinking around security architecture in Asia.The author of this article stresses the age factor over violence as the real reason for opposition to video games and stresses the good gaming has done in most areas of human life. Please note that in these samples, the citations follow the APA format.This article is a good resource for those wanting to begin to explore the controversy surrounding video games, however for anyone doing serious research, one should actually examine some of the research studies that have been done in this area rather than simply take the author's word that opposition to video games is simply due to an issue of generational divide. Your instructor may require you to use another citation format, such as MLA, so check first.Remember, the citations themselves must be formatted properly.UMUC has prepared these guides to help you correctly format citations according to APA, MLA or Chicago Style.