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Christopher Brennan Library: Bibliography


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Harvard Style Referencing

Oxford Style Referencing



This is a guide to help you write a bibliography. Please speak to a teacher librarian for further assistance with referencing.


Harvard Referencing Style


Your Guide to Harvard Style Referencing by The University of Sydney is a very useful, easy to follow and thorough guide on how to complete a reference list. Examples are provided in easy to follow categories including books, chapters of edited books, journal articles from databases and online resources such as websites, blog posts, podcasts and personal communication. Examples are clearly written for both in-text referencing and the reference list.

Oxford Style Referencing


Oxford Style Referencing by Deakin University is an easy to navigate guide on how to complete a reference list using Oxford style referencing.


This link is to the University of Western Australia Oxford Referencing Guide. Here you will find a reliable guide for footnotes.

Annotated Bibliography


An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) 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.


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.

Cite the book, article, or document using the appropriate style.

Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that (a) evaluate the authority or background of the author, (b) comment on the intended audience, (c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or (d) explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.

Permission has been granted to reproduce and adapt content from Onlin Library Reference, Research and Learning Services, Cornwell University Library, Ithaca, NY, USA. 

The University of NSW Annotated Bibliography This link by The University of NSW explains the purpose of an annotated bibliography, shows what an annotated bibliography looks like and provides the example below.