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Annotated Bibliographies: A How to Guide: Step 4: Writing Your Annotated Bibliography

A resource for all things annotated bib. To be used specifically for Ms. Sepcie's and Ms. Wallerstein's

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On this page you will find...

  • Instructions on how to compile and format your citations
  • Format, structure, and guidelines for your annotated bibliography

Objective

To prove an historical thesis statement by compiling and analyzing 6 sources and provide notes on each one.

Ms. Mayo's Tutorials

Annotated Bibliography Format

Annotated Bibliography Requirements


► Include a well-developed thesis statement (claim) at the top of the bibliography

► Provide a minimum of at least six (6) academic / scholarly sources that you plan to use in your paper.  

► For each source...

  • provide a complete Bibliography entry following either MLA or Chicago style (please see below for citation guides)
  • Write a paragraph discussing:
    • Qualifications of the author
    • Bias/standpoint of the author
    • Content of the source
    • Why/how you plan to use this source in your paper?
    • What does this source offer that others don’t

Other Important Documents

Citing Your Sources MLA

Basic Paper Format

  • Heading: First and Last Name, Teacher's Name, Course Name, Date the paper is due
  • Title: Capitalize each word, centered
  • Times New Roman, size 12, 1 inch margins, double spaced
  • In-text citations for anything that is quoted or paraphrased 
  • Works cited page for any sources used

Works Cited Format


Books

Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Periodicals (i.e. Journals/Scholarly Article)

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.

Website​

"Name of the article/webpage." Name of the website, year of publication, URL (without http://). Access date. 


Need more help with MLA citations and format?

Perdue OWL MLA Writer's Guide: Comprehensive guide on how to format and cite your MLA paper. Use the left hand index to quickly find information. 

Citing Your Sources Chicago

Basic Paper Format

  • Heading: First and Last Name, Teacher's Name, Course Name, Date the paper is due
  • Font size 12, Times new roman, 1 inch margins, double spaced
  • Footnotes for in text citations (not required for your annotated bibliography - just an FYI for a paper)
  • Bibliography page at the end with all sources cited (citation required for your annotated bibliography)

 

Works Cited Format


Books

  • Footnote

   1. Firstname Lastname, Title of Book (Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication), page number.

  • Bibliography

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.

Periodicals (i.e. journals/scholarly articles)

  • Footnote:

1. Firstname Lastname, “Title of the Article,” Name of the journal/newspaper/magazine issue#, volume # (Year of Publication): page # cited.

  • Bibliography:

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of the Article.” Name of the journal/newspaper/magazine issue#, volume # (Year of Publication): page #s.

Website​

  • Footnote: 

 1. Firstname Lastname, “Title of Web Page,” Publishing Organization or Name of Website in Italics, publication date and/or access date if available, URL.

  • Bibliography: 

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Web Page.” Publishing Organization or Name of Website in Italics. Publication date and/or access date if available. URL.


Need more help with Chicago citations and format?

Purdue OWL Chicago Writer's Guide: Comprehensive guide on how to format and cite your Chicago Style paper. Use the left hand index to quickly find information.