One of the first assignments you'll have to tackle is the creation of an annotated bibliography. It sounds simple enough, right? But lots of students haven't really had much experience with bibliographies (or "works cited" pages) and aren't sure where to start. It's probably a good idea to just start simply with a plain bibliography and work your way up to the annotated version.
This module will explore what a bibliography is, its different parts (including annotations), and how you can use a bibliography to better understand both your research and the research of others.
After completing this module, you should be able to:
Identify the definition and purpose of a bibliography
Identify the definition and purpose of an annotation
Identify the components of an annotation
Differentiate between citations for a book, book chapter, periodical article, and web source on a sample bibliography
Given a sample annotated bibliography, successfully identify the parts of an entry and correctly label examples of a book, book chapter, periodical article, and a web source
Please complete the following activities:
Watch the video below (4:51) that describes the basic purpose and format of a bibliography and an annotation.
Complete the activities linked below where you will order the parts of different bibliography entries in MLA format (articles, book chapters, books, and web pages). Note: all links open in new windows/tabs.
Complete the quiz for this module in your Canvas course. This quiz contains 10 items in a variety of question formats. You will have 15 minutes to complete the quiz. You may take this quiz twice (highest score retained).