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PLS231 - Greenberg

State and Local Government

Annotation Information

To annotate a source, first write the bibliographic citation for the source at hand. Then, in paragraph form, write your annotation below the citation. Consider the following when writing your annotation.


  • What's the source about?
  • What's the author's argument? How does s/he make this argument?


  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the argument?


  • How does this source relate to your research and the other sources in your bibliography?
  • How does the source help you?

Adapted from Williams College Libraries

Annotated Bib Tips