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I'm trying to create an annotated bibliography. Here's my .tex document:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\title{Annotated Bibliography}

\begin{document}

\nocite{*}

\bibliography{annotatedbib}

\end{document}

And here is the associated .bib document:

@Misc{hacker,
    AUTHOR = `{Andrew Hacker'},
    TITLE = {Is Algebra Necessary?},
    HOWPUBLISHED = {New York Times},
    MONTH = {July 31},
    YEAR = {2012},
    ANNOTE = {This article was published in the New York Times.},
}

No matter into which format I compile my .tex document, the annotation will not show up! Is there something that I'm missing?

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You should use a bibliography style that does annotations; for instance annotate.bst:

\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@Misc{hacker,
    AUTHOR = {Andrew Hacker},
    TITLE = {Is Algebra Necessary?},
    HOWPUBLISHED = {New York Times},
    MONTH = {July 31},
    YEAR = {2012},
    ANNOTATE = {This article was published in the New York Times.},
}
\end{filecontents*}
\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\title{Annotated Bibliography}

\begin{document}

\nocite{*}

\bibliographystyle{annotate}
\bibliography{\jobname}

\end{document}

Note that the field should be called annotate, not annote; here's the output. The filecontents* environment is just to keep the example selfcontained, you can continue to use an external file.

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Another style that does annotations (with the annote field) is chicago-annote that requires \usepackage[authoryear]{natbib}.

  • Is there something like this similar to the plain bibliography style? – vonbrand Mar 2 '13 at 22:30
  • I don't know. I ran a search for files having annot and .bst, finding those two. Probably biblatex is better at it. – egreg Mar 2 '13 at 22:32
  • Here is a link to a page that describes the use of the plain-anote.bst file: math.ucdenver.edu/~billups/courses/ma5779/… Here is the link to plain-annote.bst: math.ucdenver.edu/~billups/courses/ma5779/plain-annote.bst – user39104 Oct 28 '13 at 23:17
  • In your example it is showing the title "References". But for annotated bibliography I want to omit the title. How to do it? I can't find where is the title coming from? – user3436002 Apr 19 '18 at 1:51
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    @MikePierce That's a completely different cup of tea. – egreg Jan 8 at 18:11

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