Presentation on theme: "How to Write an Annotated Bibliography"— Presentation transcript:
1 How to Write an Annotated Bibliography Sage LibraryNewbury Park High School
2 What is it?An annotated bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, websites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic that includes a summary and evaluation of each of the sources.
3 PurposeThe purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
4 Excellent Preparation When you have to write annotations for each source, you're forced to read each source more carefully. You begin to read more critically instead of just collecting information.
5 Format of the citation MLA style Double space and use the hanging indent.Include a medium designation such as print or web.
6 Format of the annotation Single spaceUse the third person – do not use “I..”Use the literary present tense.Examples:“This article discusses…”“In this article the author supports…”“This book gives a detailed view on…”“This article describes…”
7 Format Source #1 Citation One paragraph –specifically what was learned that further expanded ideas about my thesis or clarified questions about my book.Paraphrased notes (page numbers from books)Direct quotations – statements that are written in a way that they would lose impact if I tried to paraphrase (page numbers from books)One paragraph - evaluation of the source – specifically why it was helpful