Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of a variety of intellectual skills: concise exposition, succinct analysis, and informed library research.
First, locate and record citations to books, periodicals, and documents that may contain useful information and ideas on your topic. Briefly examine and review the actual items. Then choose those works that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic.
Next, cite the book, article, or document using the appropriate style (for FYE 100, you must use APA style).
Finally, write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the source (book, article, etc). Include a couple of sentences that (a) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, and (b) explain how this work illuminates your topic.