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  • 1. An Introduction to Bibliographic Citation
    or, How to Write an Annotated Bibliography
  • 2. Annotated Bibliography assignment
    Choose a subject
    Find 3 quality resources on that subject
    Books, magazine & journal articles, authoritative websites
    Give a bibliographic citation for each resource
    Write an annotation for each resource
  • 3. A bibliography is…
    A list of books
    A list of sources on a particular subject
    A list of the sources you used to write a paper
  • 4. An annotation is…
    What is it about? Why is it important to your topic? Who is the author?
  • 5. An annotated bibliography is…
    A list of sources (books, articles, web pages, etc.) on your topic, with commentary on each source written by you. This commentary might summarize what the source is about, how it relates to your topic, which parts are particularly relevant, why the author is believable, and whether or not you agree with the information presented.
  • 6. Example #1
    Anderson, Kyle. “Censorship in Music: Yesterday and Today.” Musician’s Quarterly 21.1 (2006): 74-111. Print.
    This lengthy article features a discussion of some of the more famous instances of operatic censorship, including Mozart’s Le Nozzedi Figaro. It is well-researched, and the bibliography was extremely helpful in finding additional relevant material.
  • 7. Example #2
    Zerbrowski, Alan. “Censorship in Verdi.” Research in Music 35.6 (2004): 18-25. Print.
    This article describes the many problems Verdi had with censors throughout his career, and discusses the political and social issues driving the episodes. Although not directly related to Mozart’s problems with censorship, I felt that this article was relevant to my discussion of possible social and cultural causes of censorship in the arts.
  • 8. Bibliographic citation
    Bibliography=reference list=works cited
    Your list of sources needs to have a particular format
    MLA (Modern Language Association) is one of many citation styles
    MLA Handbook includes rules for formatting papers and citations
  • 9. Formatting rules
    Use 8½ X 11 inch paper
    12 point, Times New Roman, or similar font
    1 inch margins
    Double-space your text
  • 10. Formatting rules
    A title page is not necessary
    Your name
    Course number
  • 11. Bibliographic citation
    One purpose of citation is to identify your sources so that the original can be found.
    What kind of information do you think you need to include?
  • 12. Citation format
    Lastname, Firstname. Title of book. Location: Publisher, Year. Print.
    Lipson, Charles. Doing Honest Work in College. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. Print.
  • 13. Citation format
    Article in a Magazine
    Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine day month year: pp-pp. Print.
    Weintraub, Arlene, and Laura Cohan. “A Thousand-Year Plan for Nuclear Waste.” Business Week 6 May 2002: 94-96. Print.
    Paul, Annie Murphy. “Self-Help: Shattering the Myths.” Psychology Today Mar.-Apr. 2001: 60-68. Print.
  • 14. Citation format
    Website, with author
    Author(s). “Title.” Website. Edition or version. Website publisher, Date. Web. Date accessed.
    Stolley, Karl. “MLA Formatting and Style Guide.” The OWL at Purdue. Purdue University Writing Lab, 10 May 2006. Web. 12 May 2006. <>.
  • 15. Citation format
    Web site, no author
    “Mr. Darcy.” Jane Austen Information Page. N. p., 6 Sept. 2000. Web. 15 June 2002. <>.
    Web site, corporate author
    Federal Bureau of Investigation. “Fingerprint Identification: an Overview.” FBI Website. U.S. Department of Justice, n. d. Web. 17 July 2009. <>
  • 16. Conclusion
    List sources alphabetically by author’s last name (or title, if author not known)
    Use the proper citation format for that type of resource (book, article, website)
    Each citation is followed by your annotation (summary) of that resource
    Keep it simple!