Best Practices for ANNOTATIONS
• Best practice for a preliminary search annotated bibliography:
Your 3-6 sentence annotation includes the following information:
1. Summary of the article/book.
2. The intended audience.
3. The main arguments of the article/book.
4. Topics covered.
5. Special features. (charts, photographs, etc.)
6. An assessment of the source's usefulness in general.
• Best practice for a final annotated bibliography (works cited):
Your annotation includes the six points above, plus:
7. A reflection on the usefulness of the article/book as it relates to your paper.
Why an Annotated Bibliography?
Why write an annotated bibliography?
Here are two excellent answers:
"To learn about your topic.
To help other researchers."
(From Purdue OWL)
"One of the reasons behind citing sources and compiling a general bibliography is so that you can prove you have done some valid research to back up your argument and claims."
Good luck researching!
Mrs. Lindsay's Grading Rubric
CHICAGO FORMAT CITATION STYLE
Points will be deducted for:
3. Entries not alphabetized
4. Second line and succeeding lines not indented
Technical Requirements for Ms. Lindsay's Assignments
Mrs. Lindsay's technical requirements:
1. Create your Annotated Bibliography in Easy Bib.
2. Save to Google Docs.
Name your document using the following convention:
USHIST11D(or F or H)-Yourlastname
3. Share your Annotated Bibliography with Ms. Lindsay, giving her commenting rights.
4. Email Ms. Lindsay if you have any questions.