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ENGLIT 1704: Women Novelists - Oakland Campus

A guide designed for students in ENGLIT 1704 seminar.

MLA Annotated Entry

The title of your compilation should be Annotated Bibliography. Do not use quotation marks or italics or underlining for the title.[1]

Entries can be organized alphabetically by author, chronologically by date of publication, or topically by subject.[2]

Example of an Annotated Entry

Endicott, Annabel. “Pip, Philip and Astrophel: Dickens’ Debt to Sidney?” Dickensian 63 (1966): 158-62.

Sidney was the inspiration of Dickens’ concept of a gentleman as given in Great Expectations. Philip and Estella have parallels with Philip and Stella. Both Philips love married women of higher rank; both have friends who try to dissuade them. The words “great expectations” occur in Sonnet 21. Dickens may have been exploring the idea of the Petrarchan convention; certainly Estella resembles the Petrarchan mistress.

Your second paragraph would also be indented and continue for several sentences. For example, how does this article relate to the broad social topic of class and prejudice?


[1] Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: MLA, 2003.

[2] Harner, James L. On Compiling an Annotated Bibliography. New York: MLA, 2000.

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