ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT
Length: minimum of 3 full pages (double spaced); 5 pages maximum
Format: MLA; third person (no first or second person); formal tone; .doc or .docx
Sources: Four to five college-appropriate articles; at least two scholarly sources
You will write an annotated bibliography examining a narrowly focused subject related to your particular chosen field of study (that is, your possible future career and/or education path). An annotated bibliography is a Works Cited page with annotations that follow each citation.
You will find four or five articles and two of them must be scholarly (click here https://poorvucenter.yale.edu/writing/using-sources/principles-citing-sources/scholarly-vs-popular-sources or a reminder of what is a scholarly source [opens in new window]). You will then create a Works Cited page with those four to five citations and then you will create annotations that address three specific areas listed below.
You will create a proper MLA citation.
Then summarize the article. Your summary portion’s length depends on the length and complexity of the article you choose and the depth to which you summarize the work. Make sure that the reader can fully understand and appreciate the content of the article from your summary alone; avoid vagueness. This should make up the main bulk of your bibliography entry.
You will then offer proof of the source’s credibility. The source is the journal, magazine, newspaper, book, or publication in which the article appears. It is not the database. Consider the following:
Is the source well-known and considered credible? (Please note: Popularity alone is not credibility.)
Does the journal have a board of review?
What articles does it publish? How does it determine who is qualified to be published in its pages?
Is the source affiliated with a
You will then briefly offer proof of the author’s credibility. If you have many authors, only concern yourself with the primary author (first author listed). If you have a writing duo or trio, it may be worth your effort to search for the duo or trio. They may research, write, and publish together as a group. Focus on academic and professional experience as evidence of a person’s credibility. Degrees should be listed along with area of discipline (for example, a PhD in what and where does the person teach or do research)?
Using a variety of sources can help give you a broader picture of what is being said about your topic. You may want to investigate how scholarly sources are treating this topic differently than more popular sources. Note that some annotation entries may be longer than others due to differences in the source material. Use direct quotation extremely sparingly, if at all. Be careful not to use wording too similar to the original source when paraphrasing, as this must be your own writing. Per MLA, entries are alphabetized by the first word in the bibliographic entry.Include a centered title that indicates what is the unified topic of your Annotated Bibliography (for example, Annotated Bibliography: Pediatric Nursing).
Unless your Works Cited entry includes working links, you must email the instructor copies of (or links to) all the sources you cite in the paper. Failure to do so will result in a zero for the assignment.
Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Annotated bibliography
Number of sources: 2
Academic level: Undergraduate
Paper format: MLA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English