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Writing 101: Latinx Literature and Culture

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, primary sources, data, and more. Each citation is followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph (= the annotation). The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Basically, an annotated bibliography is a list of recommended readings on a topic, and it can be a good starting point for your research.

Example from Oxford Bibliographies: Latino Studies


Aldama, Frederick Luis. Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez. Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009.

  • Aldama provides a historical context for the representation of Latinos and Latinas in mainstream and alternative comics, a theoretical model for approaching Latino comics, and interviews with the practitioners of Latino comics in the early 21st century.

Oxford Bibliographies