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Research for Change: Annotated Bibliography

A research and materials guide for the Research for Change project. Check back often for updates and lessons.

On This Page...

On this page you will find...

  • Format and instructions on how to organize and reflect on your sources
  • MLA citation format
  • Links to our Concept Maps



  • To develop at least 5 key take away ideas by analyzing the research we have compiled 
  • These annotated bibliographies will serve as a jumping off point to brainstorming our final culminating projects

Annotated Bibliography Format

Do Now - Evaluating Sources Check-In

Please check Google Classroom for the evaluating sources check-in and submit:

  • Your 2 selected sources from your sources document
  • Rationale using the CRAAP method as to why you consider them reliable

Currencyis the date of publication of the sources time sensitive? Does it inform the content?

Relevancy: Is the information in the source related to my topic or thesis? Does it address my research needs?

Authority: Who is the person or group writing or editing the content of my source? Are they qualified to write or speak on the subject?

Accuracy: Is the content published true? Are other reliable sources documenting the same information? What is the original source/primary source?

Purpose: Why is this information being published (i.e. to inform/entertain/provoke/promote)? Is there any inherent bias apparent? Does the publisher have a history of such behavior?


Annotated Bibliography

  • Step 1: Sources Analysis and Citation
    • Narrow your list down to 4-6 Sources
      • Sources should be varied (i.e.: a mix of news articles, websites, studies/academic journals, videos, and multimedia)
      • Evaluate your final sources using the CRAAP Method before writing your reflection (source evaluation is not written). 
    • Sources citations must be written in MLA format
  • Step 2: Source Reflections (for all the sources combined)
    • What are the top 5 key "takeaways" (main ideas/thoughts) collectively from all the sources? 
      • 1 paragraph per key takeaway - 5 paragraphs total
    • How would these key takeaways be applicable to our school or community?
      • 1-2 paragraphs on how it applies to our school/community
  • Step 3: Submission
    • Submit your Annotated Bibliographies on Google classroom, which we will add to our concept maps below






Citations in MLA Format


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


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


"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?

Purdue 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.