The Annotated Bibliography
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The Annotated Bibliography

What is a Bibliography?. . A bibliography is a list of books that you used to research a historical question. Sometimes your teachers might call this list “Sources” or “References.” . What does Annotated mean?.

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The Annotated Bibliography

Slide2

What is a Bibliography?

A bibliography is a list of books that you used to research a historical question. Sometimes your teachers might call this list “Sources” or “References.”

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What does Annotated mean?

An annotated bibliography has a few sentences about what you found in the book, website, magazine, or other resource that you listed.

The annotation might include

“This book has a chronology of events.”

or “This book explains that the Battle of Killdeer Mountain was one of the events that led to the Battle of the Little Big Horn.”

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How do I make a Bibliography?

Gather a thorough list of resources you used.

You will need all of the publication information for your resource (see slide #5).

Determine which of your resources is primary, and which is secondary.

Organize your resource alphabetically within your primary list and your secondary list.

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What publication information do I need?

Book

Author’s first and last name

Full title and sub-title of book

City where the book was published

Name of publishing company

Date of publication

Example

Thompson, Era Bell.

American Daughter

. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1986.

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What publication information do I need?

Magazine article

Author’s first and last name

Title of Article

T

itle of Magazine

Volume Number, Edition Number, Date published

Page numbers of article

Example

Schneider, Fred. “Oscar H. Will: North Dakota’s Pioneer

Seedman

.”

North Dakota History

Vol. 68, No. 1 (2001): 2-19.

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What publication information do I need?

Website

Title

if available

Author’s

name if available

Name

of sponsoring organization if available

URL

Date

you accessed the website

Example

“The Battle of Killdeer Mountain,” North Dakota Studies. ndstudies.gov/civil-war-era-north-

dakota

. Accessed April 15, 2013

.

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Citing Other Resources

Use a similar format for all your resources. What is important is:

title

author (or, perhaps, filmmaker)

date published.

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Annotating

The purpose of annotation is to help other scholars and researchers know what is valuable in each publication.

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Annotation

An annotated bibliography should be helpful. What you take from each publication will vary, but you should explain what you found in the publication that you are using in your National History Day Project.

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Annotated Bibliography Example

Calof

, Rachel.

Rachel

Calof’s

Story: Jewish Homesteader on the

Northern

Plains

. Bloomington: Indiana University Press,

1995.

Rachel

Calof

was a Jewish immigrant from Russia.

She

and her husband settled on a farm near Devils Lake

in

the 1890s. They struggled for many years, but finally

succeeded

in raising a family on their farm.

Thompson, Era Bell.

American Daughter

. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1986. Thompson’s memoir describes growing up in Driscoll, North Dakota in the 1910s and 1920s. Thompson was an African-American girl in a community of mostly white people.

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Annotated Bibliography:Primary and Secondary

Both Era Bell Thompson’s and Rachel

Calof’s

memoirs are

primary sources

. These two women told their own story about their lives. You would place their books under the heading of Primary Sources

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Annotated Bibliography:Primary and Secondary

Our other two examples are both secondary sources. The Battle of Killdeer Mountain (website) and Fred Schneider’s article on Oscar Will are

secondary sources

. You would place their books under the heading of Secondary Sources.

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Annotated Bibliography Example

Schneider, Fred. “

Oscar H. Will: North Dakota’s

Pioneer

Seedman

.”

North Dakota History

Vol

. 68,

No

. 1 (2001): 2-19.

Schneider describes how Oscar Will established a plant nursery in Bismarck in 1885. Will learned about the seeds that the Mandan, Hidatsa, and

Arikara

planted. He propagated these seeds and sold them to people all over the United States.

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Summary of Annotated Bibliography

Keep notes on your resources.

Your notes include author, title, publication information

Your notes for a website should include title, author and sponsor if available, the URL, and the date you visited the website.

Your notes should include the important ideas you gained from that source.

Make two headings on your bibliography. One heading is Secondary Sources; the other heading is Primary Sources.

Enter publications into your bibliography with the correct information on publication

Write 2 or 3 sentences about why that resource was important for

your project.