Annotated Bibliography Worksheet

Annotated Bibliography
How-to Guide      

1.       Research topic or subject online.  You are not allowed to use Wikipedia.
2.       To create a citation open a new “tab.”  Go to http://www.easybib.com
3.       Enter all required and necessary information.  This is your citation for your source.  Your citation should look similar to this:
Holland, Suzanne. The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate: Science, Ethics, and Public
Policy. Boston: MIT Press, 2001.
4.       Write your annotation as follows (use the worksheet to write the rough draft):
In the sample annotation below the writer includes three paragraphs: a summary, an evaluation of the text, and a reflection on its applicability to his/her own research, respectively.
EXAMPLE OF ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. New York: Anchor Books, 1995.

Lamott's book offers honest advice on the nature of a writing life, complete with its insecurities and failures. Taking a humorous approach to the realities of being a writer, the chapters in Lamott's book are wry and anecdotal and offer advice on everything from plot development to jealousy, from perfectionism to struggling with one's own internal critic. In the process, Lamott includes writing exercises designed to be both productive and fun.                                      {SUMMARY}
Lamott offers sane advice for those struggling with the anxieties of writing, but her main project seems to be offering the reader a reality check regarding writing, publishing, and struggling with one's own imperfect humanity in the process. Rather than a practical handbook to producing and/or publishing, this text is indispensable because of its honest perspective, its down-to-earth humor, and its encouraging approach.                                                                                        {EVALUATION}
Chapters in this text could easily be included in the curriculum for a writing class. Several of the chapters in Part 1 address the writing process and would serve to generate discussion on students' own drafting and revising processes. Some of the writing exercises would also be appropriate for generating classroom writing exercises. Students should find Lamott's style both engaging and enjoyable.
                                                                                                         {REFLECTION}




Annotation Worksheet for Research Project

SOURCE #___:

A.  Record citation exactly as it appears on www.easybib.com, making sure to provide spaces and punctuation where appropriate. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
B. Write a brief summary of the source.
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C. Assess the source. Does it seem like a reliable and current source? Why? Is the research biased or objective? Are the facts well documented? Who is the author? Is she qualified in this subject? Is this source scholarly, popular, some of both?
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D. Reflect on the source. How does it fit into your research? Is this a helpful resource? Too scholarly? Not scholarly enough? Too general/ specific? Has this source helped you to narrow your topic?
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  1. Use Times New Roman or Arial font style in a 12-point font size, with double-spacing. 
  2. Type A-D for your annotated bibliography. 
Remember to cite correctly and proofread for spelling, grammar, and punctuation