An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. In an annotated bibliography each citation is followed by a descriptive and evaluative paragraph, which is called an annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to examine the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the source cited.
Cornell Libraries (2015) How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography. Retrieved from: http://guides.library.cornell.edu/annotatedbibliography
Annotated bibliographies and literature reviews are highly useful for constructing your research project. Both provide an examination of relevant scholarly work pertaining to a specific topic, but there are also significant differences between them.