ENG 3334E: Annotated Bibliography Workshop

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One-hour hands-on workshop on compiling Annotated Bibliographies for ENG 3334E: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (Winter 2011). Prepared and delivered by Melanie Mills, 1 March 2011.

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ENG 3334E: Annotated Bibliography Workshop

  1. 1. ENG 3334E: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature Annotated BibliographyLIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP<br />Melanie Mills, <br />Research & Instructional Services Librarian The D.B. Weldon Library<br />March 1st, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Research Workshop Series<br />Winter 2011 <br /><ul><li>Methods & Materials Workshop(Bibliography Assignment, Part A)
  3. 3. January 11th, 2011 – 2 hours
  4. 4. Annotated Bibliography Workshop (Bibliography Assignment, Part B)
  5. 5. March 1st, 2011 – 1 hour</li></ul>ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  6. 6. Today’s Agenda<br />Annotated Bibliographies (ABs)<br /><ul><li>What is an Annotated Bibliography?
  7. 7. The Process…Research, Read, Synthesize / Analyze, Cite
  8. 8. Hands-On Practice</li></ul>ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  9. 9. AB Assignment, Part B<br />Annotated Bibliography Assignment, PART B* due with final essay, March 8th or 15th *<br /><ul><li> compile a listing of ‘Works Consulted’ for your Research Essay (cite according to MLA Style)
  10. 10. choose three sources from these to annotate
  11. 11. read, summarize, critically analyze and write three 200-word annotations for each of the resources you selected</li></ul>ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  12. 12. The Research Process<br />ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  13. 13. Preparing an AB, The Process<br />Bibliography Assignment(Part B)<br />Refine List, Cite Sources<br />ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  14. 14. Annotated Bibliography, Defined<br />“A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, websites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called "references" or "works cited" depending on the style format you are using […].”<br />“An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation [of a resource].”<br />“Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources [listed in the bibliography].”<br />Bisignani, Dana and Allen Brizee. “Annotated Bibliographies” Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Purdue Univeristy,, April 2010. Web. 10 November 2011.<br />ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  15. 15. Purpose of ABs?<br /><ul><li>to identify and acknowledge the research or scholarship that has already been conducted
  16. 16. to credit previous researchers whose foundational work serves as a source for new ideas, theories and perspectives
  17. 17. to make more efficient academic research by compiling comprehensive, analytical listings of research already conducted by other scholars in the field of study</li></ul>ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  18. 18. Elements included in ABs<br />Citation<br /><ul><li>bibliographic information (author, title, source, date of publication, pages, etc). For example:</li></ul>Trevor Ross. "Swift’s Travels: Eighteenth-Century British Satire and its Legacy (review)." Eighteenth Century Fiction 22.2 (2009-2010): 382-383. Project MUSE. Web. 22 Jan. 2011. <http://muse.jhu.edu.proxy2.lib.uwo.ca:2048/>. <br /><ul><li>MLA style (use the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., 2009) DBW Ref Quick NO LOAN LB2369.M57 2009</li></ul>ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  19. 19. Elements included in ABs (cont’d)<br />Summary <br /><ul><li>Beyond a mere description or synopsis of the content, but rather concise synthesis of the subject(s) covered, arguments presented, and conclusions drawn. </li></ul>Assessment <br /><ul><li>An evaluation of the overall quality of the resource and the information it presents. Is the resource useful? Is the information accurate? Who is the author?</li></ul>Reflection<br /><ul><li>How does this source fit into your own research? Does it support or contradict your thesis? Bisignani, Dana and Allen Brizee. “Annotated Bibliographies” Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Purdue Univeristy,, April 2010. Web. 10 November 2011. </li></ul>ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  20. 20. Hands-On Practice<br /><ul><li> Think On your own…10 minutes
  21. 21. Pair In partners / small groups…5 minutes
  22. 22. Share As a class…15 minutes</li></ul>ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  23. 23. Critical Analysis: Reading as Practice for Writing Annotations<br />Summary *STUDENTS IN ROW 1 & 2*<br /><ul><li>identify any language which summarizes content (e.g. subject(s) covered, arguments presented, and conclusions drawn)</li></ul>Assessment *STUDENTS IN ROW 3 & 4*<br /><ul><li>identify any language which evaluates the quality of the resource and/or the information it presents (e.g. depth or originality of research, quality of writing, etc.)</li></ul>Reflection *STUDENTS IN ROW 5*<br /><ul><li>identify any language which describes how the resource fits into the broader field of study (e.g. discussion of the nature of the research – is it original, new, groundbreaking, etc.)</li></ul>ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  24. 24. Helpful Resources<br />Cornell University Libraries<br /><ul><li>How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography</li></ul> (http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill28.htm)<br /><ul><li>Critically Analyzing Information Sources(http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill26.htm)</li></ul>Western Libraries<br /><ul><li>Program Guides
  25. 25. English > Course Help > ENG 3334E
  26. 26. History > Selected Digital Primary Sources > Britain</li></ul>ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  27. 27. The D.B. Weldon Library<br /><ul><li>Research Help
  28. 28. E-mail, Chat, In-Person (www.lib.uwo.ca/weldon/)</li></ul>ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />
  29. 29. Melanie’s Office Hours<br /><ul><li>Drop-In Research Help
  30. 30. in-person, no appointment necessary
  31. 31. Wednesdays, 2 – 4 PM
  32. 32. University College, Room 171
  33. 33. melanie.mills@uwo.ca</li></ul>ENG 3334: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (2010-11) Melanie Mills, The D.B. Weldon Library <br />

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