# Annotated Bibliography

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},
}


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

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},
}
\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.

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? 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. 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? Apr 19 '18 at 1:51
• @MikePierce That's a completely different cup of tea. Jan 8 '19 at 18:11