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ENGL 133: Annotated Bibliography (Crosier)

Annotated Bibliography: Due Week 9

To accompany your Revenge vs. Redemption research paper, you will need to create an annotated bibliography for the sources you used for this paper. You will also use these sources in your final paper for this class.

What is an annotated bibliography?

A bibliography is a list of sources used in research. An annotated bibliography is a list of sources with annotations, or notes.

Therefore, each source in an annotated bibliography contains two parts:

  1. Citation
  2. Annotation (a paragraph under the citation with information about the source)

For the purposes of this assignment, you will need to create an evaluative annotated bibliography using the sources you have gathered for your Revenge Vs. Redemption research paper (sources you will also use in a later assignment).

In an evaluative annotated bibliography, you will briefly summarize and evaluate the quality of each source (see below).

How to create an annotated bibliography

For each article or book you are including in your annotated bibliography:

Step one: Create a citation in MLA format
Step two: Write an annotation (paragraph) briefly summarizing and evaluating the quality of the source:

  1. Briefly summarize the main points of the source (in your own words - one or two sentences)
  2. Evaluate quality/reliability of the source by answering some of these questions (two or three sentences):
  • Where was the source published? Who is the author and do they have expertise/authority in the subject matter? 
  • What evidence is presented?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of this source?
  1. How is the source relevant to your topic? How does the source help you answer your research question or better understand your topic? (one or two sentences)