Writing an annotated bibliography, or a list of potential resources for your research paper.
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Note: There are three parts to this assignment. Please complete all three!
For this assignment, you will be writing an annotated bibliography, or a list of potential resources for your research paper.
An annotation is a summary of the source/article/essay, etc:
RESEARCHàYOUR SUMMARY OF THE RESEARCHà YOUR ASSESSMENT OF THE RESEARCH
Our annotated bibliography is done in preparation for the research paper so that you can see the possible sources available to you.
Also, reading others’ research can give you new insight, thus allowing you to come up with your own, more in-depth ideas.
At this point, you have narrowed down your topic, so now you will begin your research. Look for print sources and/or articles in the Galileo/GSU databases.
Here are your tasks. Don’t forget the third section.
Find 4 articles. One must be at least 2 pages. Read each in its entirety. At least one must come from a Galileo database.
Note: Do not use abstracts, summaries, reviews, or encyclopedia entries.
In 4-6 well-written sentences, summarize the main points of three of the articles.
Each summary that you type will begin with an MLA citation.
After the citation, you will begin writing the summary. These must be 4-6 sentences each and will not include quotes.
Remember that this is not your opinion; it is only what the source itself says.
Sources will appear in alphabetical order. They sources are not each on a separate page, but follow one another on the
At the end of each summary, explain at 2-3 ways that you know this is a reliable source. Use the CRAAP stipulations to refer
to in order to show that your source is reliable.
In your Annotated Bibliography Module, you will find an example of the format for this assignment. Note that this does not
have your required assessment of the sources, but you will. Also, your summaries will be a bit longer, but this is how it
should appear on the page. It also gives examples of how to correctly follow the format stipulations listed below.
At the end of the bibliography, type 1-2 paragraphs explaining your research methods, what you found, whether or not it
will be useful and how.
At least one of your sources must come from Galileo. Citations from Galileo must be done correctly showing the database you used.
Use correct MLA format. Check your Research Module documents for format, spacing, etc. MLA is very exacting. Follow it to the letter.
Write each annotation/summary in 4-6 sentences. There must be three sources.
After each annotation, explain how you know that this is a reliable source.
At the end of the bibliography, explain how you will use your sources in the paper.
Follow the rules of summary:
Use the author’s first and last name when you mention him/her the first time. Use only last name after that.
Use the author’s name a couple of times throughout the summary. (Or refer to the author in some way such as a pronoun.)
State only what the author has said, not your own opinion or assessment of the ideas.
Use present tense.
DO NOT use quotes. All information must be in your own words. Be careful not to copy anything exactly so that you avoid
Hanging/ Reverse Indents are required for citations in the bibliography, as shown in your example. That is, the first line of the citation starts at the left margin. All following lines for that source are indented.
Type the citation and then drop down to the next line to begin your summary.
As with every other part of an MLA formatted essay, the bibliography is double spaced, both within the citation and between them. Do not add an extra line between the citations.
The right margin is the normal right margin of your document.
List sources one right after another, not on separate pages.
It is my intention that you be able to use these sources for your paper and thus have much of your work done so that you can begin writing the paper. However, if you find better sources for the paper, you may use them instead.
If you change some of your sources, you do not have to submit another bibliography.
Only the sources you actually use in the paper will go in the Works Cited page of the Research Paper.