Annotated Bibliography Guidelines
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Annotated Bibliography Guidelines

Find Sources. Scan Sources. Evaluate Sources. 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. An Annotation is . . ..

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Annotated Bibliography Guidelines

Find Sources

Scan Sources

Evaluate Sources

Slide2

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

Slide3

An Annotation is . . .

Summary

Explanation

Commentary

Evaluation

Criticism

What is it about? Why is it important to your topic? Who is the author?

Slide4

Annotated Bibliography =

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.

Slide5

Annotated Bibliography

Your entries will look like this:

Author name. Title of Source. Publication

information. (MLA Citation of Source)

All sources will be formatted MLA style. Underneath each source you will be including

a

paragraph

summarizing

the source. The more detailed

this paragraph

, the

better and a critique paragraph evaluating the source.

The slides that follow in these lecture notes describe the guidelines for finding the sources and writing the notes. It is especially important to use appropriate sources when doing academic research.

Slide6

Purpose

The purpose of an annotated bibliography

is to

help you keep a running log of the research you have done and be able to quickly look back at its contents and

their usefulness.

Slide7

Purpose

An annotated bibliography also provides

a

starting point

when researching a topic you want to discover more about.

Slide8

Starting the process

Your

Annotated Bibliography

is the starting point for your

research

. As you look for information,

make a list of the sources

you find and

evaluate each one

.

Slide9

You may want to

print out any internet sources

and highlight information that you find interesting.

Starting the process

Slide10

Annotated Bibliography

You should begin

exploring in

search of sources for your Annotated Bibliography /

paper.

You should begin

collecting sources

and taking notes.

You will need to find

the number of sources your teacher identifies

for your Annotated Bibliography.

Slide11

Annotated Bibliography To illustrate what to do for the Annotated Bibliography

, the next few slides will present

an example of a source for an Annotated

Bibliography

about

“38 Who Saw Murder

.”

Slide12

Jot it down!

The following guidelines are good to follow for any research process:

As you explore sources, make certain to write down the following information about any sources you are considering…

Slide13

Author’s name, title, and credentials

Title of the article

Publication information, including:

name of database

newspaper/ magazine/ journal/ encyclopedia/ anthology name…

Volume numbers

city of publication, publisher

organization connected to the source

date of publication, date viewed by student, page numbers, website address

Jot it down!

Slide14

Jot it down!

Example source on

“38 Who saw Murder”

Author’s name, title, and credentials

Jim

Rasenberger

author & journalist for

The New York Times

Title of the article:

“Nightmare on Austin Street.”

Publication information

American Heritage

57.5 (2006): 65-66

TCC database:

Academic Search Complete

. EBSCO

Slide15

Plug information in to MLA format

Format

the jotted-down information

MLA style

by following the guidelines in your

Handbook

or any other credible MLA guide.

See the next slide for the source formatted MLA style

Slide16

Here is the source in MLA format:

Rasenberger, Jim. “Nightmare on Austin Street.”

American Heritage

. 57.5 (2006): 65-66.

Academic Search Complete.

EBSCO. TCC Library, Portsmouth, VA. 12 Nov. 2008.

<http://search.ebscohost.com>.

Plug information in to MLA format

Slide17

The Summary

Write

4–6 complete sentences

that accomplish all/most of the following:

Slide18

The Summary

Write

4–6 complete sentences

that accomplish all/most of the following:

Slide19

The Summary

Provide the

background and credibility

of the

author

State the

main focus or purpose

of the work.

Briefly describe the

contents

.

Indicate the

possible audience

for the work.

Slide20

The Evaluation

Write

4–6 complete sentences

that accomplish all/most of the following:

Slide21

The Evaluation

Describe any

special features

of the work that were unique or

helpful ( Aims & Research Methods).

Point to any

defect

,

weakness

, or

suspected bias

.

(

fallacies or limitations)

Mention

important conclusions or observations

reached by the author

Evaluate the

usefulness or relevance to your research topic

(Reflection

/Usefulness

to your research or topic

Will

you use this source?

and/or

why it did not meet your expectations..)

Slide22

The Annotation

A

sample:

Jim

Rasenberger

, an author and journalist for the

New York Times

, asserts that the events as described by

Gansberg

in “38 Who Saw Murder” could not have happened the way

Gansberg

described them.

Rasenberger

states that although 38 people may have heard or seen the initial attack, Genovese was attacked three times. The most serious attack occurred in the back foyer of her apartment building, and could have been witnessed by five or six people at most.

He

concludes his article by saying that if

Gansberg’s

account had been accurate, countless articles and books would never have been written about the incident and Americans’ apathy would not have been studied as thoroughly. He seems pleased that the initial and most famous account was flawed.

Rasenberger’s

article is interesting, but contains few facts and little research to support his assertions. The article is helpful as a starting point for a critical view of

Gansberg’s

article.

Slide23

On the next slide, you will see the same paragraphs color-coded by specific criteria…

Background & credibility of author

Possible Audience

Main idea

Contents

Usefulness to my topic/research

Slide24

The Annotation

Jim

Rasenberger

, an author and journalist for the

New York Times

, asserts that

the events as described by

Gansberg

in “38 Who Saw Murder” could not have happened the way

Gansberg

described them.

Rasenberger’s

assumes his

audience is familiar with

Gansberg’s

famous and widely published article

.

Rasenberger

states that although 38 people may have heard or seen the initial attack, Genovese was attacked three times. The most serious attack occurred in the back foyer of her apartment building, and could have been witnessed by five or six people at most.

He

concludes his article by saying that if

Gansberg’s

account had been accurate, countless articles and books would never have been written about the incident and Americans’ apathy would not have been studied as thoroughly.

He seems pleased that the initial and most famous account was flawed.

Rasenberger’s

article is interesting, but contains few facts and little research to support his assertions. The article is helpful as a starting point for a critical view of

Gansberg’s

account of events.

Background & credibility of author

Possible Audience

Main idea

Contents

Usefulness to my topic/research

Slide25

Completed Example Annotated Bibliography entry

Rasenberger

, Jim. “Nightmare on Austin Street.”

American Heritage

. 57.5 (2006): 65-66.

Academic Search Complete.

EBSCO. TCC Library, Portsmouth, VA. 12 Nov. 2008. <http://search.ebscohost.com>.

Jim

Rasenberger

, an author and journalist for the

New York Times

, asserts that the events as described by

Gansberg

in “38 Who Saw Murder” could not have happened the way

Gansberg

described them.

Rasenberger

states that although 38 people may have heard or seen the initial attack, Genovese was attacked three times. The most serious attack occurred in the back foyer of her apartment building, and could have been witnessed by five or six people at most.

He

concludes his article by saying that if

Gansberg’s

account had been accurate, countless articles and books would never have been written about the incident and Americans’ apathy would not have been studied as thoroughly. He seems pleased that the initial and most famous account was flawed.

Rasenberger’s

article is interesting, but contains few facts and little research to support his assertions. The article is helpful as a starting point for a critical view of

Gansberg’s

article.

Slide26

Annotated Bibliography Your Mission…

Slide27

Your Mission:

Locate

2

sources

on your topic.

Write an

MLA Works Cited style entry

for each source.

(some people keep their notes on index cards—if this helps you, great!)

Look for any

biographical info./credentials

you can find about the author and note them.

Scan t

he source

and

note the content

on your paper/index card.

Look at a few

specific passages

that catch your eye—summarize them. Do you detect any

bias

? Is the source written for a

particular audience

(scholars, professionals in the field, general adult audience, educators, social workers, parents, teenagers, the poor, religious etc…)?

Write

your annotated bibliography from your notes.

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FAQ

’s

frequently asked questions

Q:

Are the sources in my annotated bibliography the same as the ones in my

paper?

A:

That’s up to you. Your annotated bibliography is simply a sampling of sources—it’s your exploring what’s out there. You may have horrible sources for your annotated bibliography—many researchers find the bad sources first, reject them, and then ultimately find the best sources. Your annotated bibliography & your

paper

may/may not have any sources in common –

do not feel that just because a source is in your annotated bibliography it must also be in your

paper!

Slide29

Q:

Should I turn in 3 or 5 sources? Why turn more than 3?

A:

About the number of sources-

-

Bibliographies with fewer than

2

sources will automatically receive a failing grade. A bibliography with

2

sources should have well-developed notes. A 5-source bibliography may have (slightly) shorter notes. The more you give me, the more I can provide in return, so if you need help with research/MLA, your annotated bibliography will show me what you’re doing correctly and incorrectly. If you’re looking for an A or B grade, having more (and well-written) entries is what you should aspire to

.

(Doing the absolute bare minimum rarely results in excellence.)

FAQ

s –

frequently asked questions

Slide30

FAQ

s

frequently asked questions

Q:

Do my notes have to look like the ones in the example?

A:

No, not exactly. However, the sample notes are excellent--very comprehensive, well written, and perceptive—definitely “A” level work. So...if you’re looking for an “A” (exceptional, demonstrated excellence in effort and ability), your notes should look similar. That said, I don’t expect everyone’s notes to look just like the sample. I do, however, expect you to write as a college student in any college would. Bibliographies with extremely brief or missing notes will receive a failing grade.

Slide31

Q:

What types of sources are you looking for? Can we use any sources we want?

A:

I am so glad you asked! Please review the lecture notes “Why Evaluate Sources?” and other documents from this week that discuss research. As a college-level scholar, you should expect that your professors (not just me!) require

knowledge and use of relevant, scholarly sources

rather than information from any website that pops up on Google or Yahoo.

Your tuition dollars pay for access to

huge

databases filled with reviewed, scholarly sources that indicate to your professors that you know what you’re doing when you conduct research.

All of these wonderful sources are right at your fingertips, accessible from your home PC!

FAQ

s

frequently asked questions

Even better news:

The good news:

Slide32

Sources

Where can college students find reliable, scholarly sources?

Slide33

Old habits…

Many students do “research” by using a

general search engine

such as

Google

or

Yahoo

.

This type of search is a habit that

does not work well

when doing college research.

Slide34

Why not Google or Yahoo?

On the Internet….

No selection process:

Documents do not undergo any selection process but rather are

placed there at will

by anyone with access to a web server.

 

Slide35

Why not Google or Yahoo?

No standards:

There is no overall effort, nor any rules or standards, to organize information to facilitate retrieval. Often,

commercial sites

or sites

soliciting donations

dominate search results.

Slide36

Why not Google or Yahoo?

No validation:

No one reviews sites for

accuracy

. The internet is filled with hoaxes, scams, parodies, and hate speech disguised as “fact.”

Slide37

Sources

General Guidelines:

You

MUST

use

a web evaluation on any web

source

s

not from an approved academic site.

(

note: source

s

means more than one)

Slide38

Sources

General Guidelines:

You

MUST

use

MSU Camden Carroll Library

source

s

:

Databases

Librarian approved/reviewed sources found on the

MSU CCL

site

(note: source

s

means more than one)

Slide39

Sources

Scholarly sources from outside

MSU

are OK

university studies (.

edu

)

reports written

by

scholars (

Master’s degree

+)

for

scholars (

any college student/graduate in scholarly field/faculty

)

government sources/publications (.

gov

) obtained from the original source are fine.

Slide40

Sources

NO

WIKIPEDIA!!!

#

Slide41

Sources

where to find them

on the TCC LRC site

Ask A Librarian

>How do I ..?

Find books & articles

> Cite sources

> Evaluate sources

> Access from off-campus

TCC Library Catalog

Other libraries

> WorldCat.org

Databases of Articles

> Title list

> Subject list

> Descriptions

> Publication name search

> QuickSearch

> E-books

Reference

Subject Guides to Topics

> Art Resources (VAC)

> Controversial Topics

> Government Sources

> Literature

> Statistics

> Writing & Citations

Go to:

http://www.tcc.edu/lrc/

and you will see the box to the left.

Learning Resources Centers

Slide42

Ask A Librarian

>How do I ..?

Find books & articles

> Cite sources

> Evaluate sources

> Access from off-campus

TCC Library Catalog

Other libraries

> WorldCat.org

Databases of Articles

> Title list

>

Subject list

> Descriptions

> Publication name search

>

QuickSearch

> E-books

Reference

Subject Guides to Topics

> Art Resources (VAC)

> Controversial Topics

> Government Sources

> Literature

> Statistics

> Writing & Citations

Full text databases

in which you can find full-text articles from numerous sources!

Academic Search Complete

Ethnic

NewsWatch

Factiva

Arts & Humanities

Business & Economics

Education

General & Reference

Health Sciences

Languages & Literature

News & Current Issues

Public Affairs & Law

Science (Applied & Math)

Science (Natural & Physical)

Social Sciences

Subject List of Databases LRC@TCC

Gale Virtual Reference

JSTOR

Lexis-Nexis Academic

Learning Resources Centers

MasterFILE Premier

OmniFile Full Text Select

Opposing Viewpoints

Favorites

Select a general subject area to find a list of databases

OR

Choose one of the databases below in red to begin

Academic Search Complete

AP Images of the Associated Press

ArticleFirst

Cambridge University Press

Conference Papers Index

Consumers Index

Dissertation Abstracts Online

EBSCOHost

Essay & General Literature Index

Factiva

Facts.com

Facts on File

Fuente Academica

Issues and Controversies on File

JSTOR

LexisNexis Academic

OmniFile Full Text Select

PapersFirst

ProceedingsFirst

WorldCat

Biography Reference Bank

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Gale Virtual Reference Library

MasterFILE Premier

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford African American Studies Center

Oxford Reference Online Premium

STAT-USA

Wiley InterScience

World Almanac

World Factbook

World News Digest

General & Reference

Slide43

Click on

Subject Guides to Topics”

Ask A Librarian

>How do I ..?

Find books & articles

> Cite sources

> Evaluate sources

> Access from off-campus

TCC Library Catalog

Other libraries

> WorldCat.org

Databases of Articles

> Title list

>

Subject list

> Descriptions

> Publication name search

> QuickSearch

> E-books

Reference

Subject Guides to Topics

> Art Resources (VAC)

> Controversial Topics

> Government Sources

> Literature

> Statistics

> Writing & Citations

Subject Guides LRC@TCC

Click on any general subject area to find an abundance of reliable sources!

A

100+

list of subjects/resources!

Public Affairs & Law

Science (Applied & Math)

Sciences (Natural & Physical)

Social Sciences

Arts & Humanities

Business & Economics

Education

General

Health Sciences

Internet Guides

Language & Literature

News & Current Events

Subject Guides LRC@TCC

See the next few slides for more details on these resources…

Learning Resources Centers

Slide44

General Guide to Topics

Ask A Librarian

>How do I ..?

Find books & articles

> Cite sources

> Evaluate sources

> Access from off-campus

TCC Library Catalog

Other libraries

> WorldCat.org

Databases of Articles

> Title list

>

Subject list

> Descriptions

> Publication name search

> QuickSearch

> E-books

Reference

Subject Guides to Topics

> Art Resources (VAC)

> Controversial Topics

> Government Sources

> Literature

> Statistics

> Writing & Citations

These are links to many excellent resources for current, accurate information and statistics

Biography

Book Reviews

Careers

Copyright

Kids' Sites

Primary Sources

Public Opinion

Speeches

Statistics

Writing & Citations

General

A wealth of information about writing & citing research papers.

Learning Resources Centers

Slide45

Internet Guides to Topics

Ask A Librarian

>How do I ..?

Find books & articles

> Cite sources

> Evaluate sources

> Access from off-campus

TCC Library Catalog

Other libraries

> WorldCat.org

Databases of Articles

> Title list

>

Subject list

> Descriptions

> Publication name search

> QuickSearch

> E-books

Reference

Subject Guides to Topics

> Art Resources (VAC)

> Controversial Topics

> Government Sources

> Literature

> Statistics

> Writing & Citations

These are links to many excellent resources for current, accurate resources

Best Information on the Net

Environment Web Directory

FirstGov.gov

Google Scholar

Librarians' Index to the Internet

Scout Report Archives

Searching the Internet

*

Subject Guides (ODU)

Subject Guides (VCCS)

Internet Guides:

recommended for their research quality.

* A TCC site about where to find the best online information

Learning Resources Centers

Slide46

Controversial Topics Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Ask A Librarian

>How do I ..?

Find books & articles

> Cite sources

> Evaluate sources

> Access from off-campus

TCC Library Catalog

Other libraries

> WorldCat.org

Databases of Articles

> Title list

>

Subject list

> Descriptions

> Publication name search

> QuickSearch

> E-books

Reference

Subject Guides to Topics

> Art Resources (VAC)

>

Controversial Topics

> Government Sources

> Literature

> Statistics

> Writing & Citations

Periodical and Newspaper articles

Congressional Digest

Each issue is devoted to one topic with pro/con opinions from congressional members. (VB, PO, CH campuses) Indexed: Academic Search Complete and an annual cumulative index in the December issue.

CQ Researcher

Each issue focuses on a specific topic presenting alternative views and a bibliography. Indexed: Academic Search Complete and an annual cumulative index in the bound volume. This title is also available on our shelves.

Issues and Controversies on File

Articles provide the history or development of an issue, a current overview, varying opinions, a prediction of future developments, and a short bibliography. Self-indexed. Annual cumulative index in bound volume (VB Campus). This title is also available on our shelves.

Opposing Viewpoints

Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Examples: Adoption, America's prisons, Censorship, Death penalty, Euthanasia.

Great resources for many topics!

Learning Resources Centers

Keep scrolling on the

Controversial Topics

page for many more resources!

Slide47

Government Sources Guide LRC@TCC

Ask A Librarian

>How do I ..?

Find books & articles

> Cite sources

> Evaluate sources

> Access from off-campus

TCC Library Catalog

Other libraries

> WorldCat.org

Databases of Articles

> Title list

>

Subject list

> Descriptions

> Publication name search

> QuickSearch

> E-books

Reference

Subject Guides to Topics

> Art Resources (VAC)

> Controversial Topics

> Government Sources

> Literature

> Statistics

> Writing & Citations

Library Resources(r):

LexisNexis

Congressional Full text congressional reports, track bills, laws, federal register, etc.

Government Resources

from the member libraries of VIVA.

Subject guides for

Law

and

Statistics

.

Quick Search:

Government Resources

index to federal, international, state, maps, and data services information. (Northwestern University)

Find your state and federal representatives at congress.org

Keep scrolling down on the “Government Sources” page for links to many helpful government resources

Learning Resources Centers

Slide48

Final Notes…

Your Handbook (Chapter 34) contains MLA style documentation.

You may also explore the TCC-LRC website for MLA help.

http://www.tcc.edu/lrc/guides/research.htm

Free, friendly, & candid advice:

Want to irritate your future professors?

Complain

that you cannot find

any

sources on your topic.

Want to impress your future professors?

Mention enthusiastically how you have so many ideas and sources from your research that you’re trying to decide which angle to take on the topic.

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