An annotated bibliography is like a Works Cited page, but in addition, it has a summary/response paragraph for each work that you cite.
An annotated bibliography includes two parts for each source:
Both parts together are called an entry. Entries are typically organized in alphabetical order according to the bibliography information, such as the last name of an author or the title of a book. This assignment is very important for building research skills, which you will need in W 340, English 300, and other college and university courses that assign research papers.
Use the library databases to find a total of five sources. Be careful when choosing these materials. Skim the information first. Make sure you can actually understand it for the most part. If the material is so difficult that you cannot figure it out, then do not use it. Select something different.
The final five sources should include a variety of media such as articles, video, infographics, slides, TED Talks, and so on. You must include at least one book, such as a textbook, a reference book, or a handbook related to your career field.
Once you have chosen your sources, save the information to your computer so that you can easily find it again.
Follow the MLA format for annotated bibliographies that I have provided. The summary and evaluation paragraph for each source must be written in your own words. The evaluation must reflect your own ideas. Do not use book reviews or other sources other than the books and articles themselves to write your notes. If you cut and paste sentences and summaries from the database or other internet websites (Amazon, for instance), your entire assignment will receive a zero. Remember: if you can find something online, so can I.
Tips on Searching for Sources Using OneSearch (SCC Library Website)