How To Write An Annotated Bibliography

4,855 views

Published on

Published in: Self Improvement, Education
0 Comments
3 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
4,855
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
96
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
109
Comments
0
Likes
3
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

How To Write An Annotated Bibliography

  1. 1. How To Write an Annotated Bibliography World Geography
  2. 2. WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY? <ul><li>A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, websites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called &quot;references&quot; or &quot;works cited&quot; depending on the style format you are using. A bibliography usually just includes the bibliographic information (i.e., the author, title, publisher, etc.). </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY? <ul><li>An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources. </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY? <ul><li>Here is an example: </li></ul><ul><li>Fryer, Sarah Beebe. &quot;Beneath the Mask: The Plight of Daisy Buchanan.“ Critical Essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Ed. Scott Donaldson. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984. 153-166. This is a feminist essay that argues that Daisy is trapped in cultural constructions of Rich Wife and Pretty Girl - she chooses the &quot;unsatisfactory stability&quot; of her marriage because of those constructions. Fryer's only mention of Jordan is a foil to Daisy - - &quot;Like Jordan, Daisy is affected&quot; (156). </li></ul>
  5. 5. HOW DO I WRITE AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY? <ul><li>Two Easy Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Use MLA Format Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Add a Brief Description </li></ul>
  6. 6. MLA FORMAT CITATION <ul><li>Format: </li></ul><ul><li>Author(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Title of Article </li></ul><ul><li>Title of Book </li></ul><ul><li>Title of Periodical </li></ul><ul><li>Volume </li></ul><ul><li>Place of Publication </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>James, Nancy E. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Two Sides of Paradise: The Eden Myth” </li></ul><ul><li>Spectrum of the Fantastic       </li></ul><ul><li>Vol.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Westport </li></ul><ul><li>Greenwood, </li></ul><ul><li>1988 </li></ul><ul><li>219-223 </li></ul>
  7. 7. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION <ul><li>2 to 4 sentences to summarize the main idea(s) of the item, and </li></ul><ul><li>1 or 2 sentences to relate the article to your research topic, your personal experience, or your future goals (if part of your assignment) or to add a critical description. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY <ul><li>Fryer, Sarah Beebe. &quot;Beneath the Mask: The Plight of Daisy Buchanan.&quot; Critical Essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Ed. Scott Donaldson. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984. 153-166. This is a feminist essay that argues that Daisy is trapped in cultural constructions of Rich Wife and Pretty Girl - she chooses the &quot;unsatisfactory stability&quot; of her marriage because of those constructions. Fryer's only mention of Jordan is a foil to Daisy - - &quot;Like Jordan, Daisy is affected&quot; (156). </li></ul>
  9. 9. WHY WRITE AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY? <ul><li>To learn about your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Writing an annotated bibliography is excellent preparation for a research project. </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting sources for a bibliography is useful, but when you have to write annotations for each source, you're forced to read each source more carefully. </li></ul><ul><li>You begin to read more critically instead of just collecting information. </li></ul><ul><li>To help you formulate a thesis. </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of research is to state and support a thesis. </li></ul><ul><li>A very important part of research is developing a thesis that is debatable, interesting, and current. </li></ul><ul><li>Writing an annotated bibliography can help you gain a good perspective on what is being said about your topic. </li></ul>

×