Annotated Bibliography Sample

as you gather your sources and work on beginning your annotated bibliography I’d like to go through this sample with you so you can know exactly what you need to put in your assignment to get a good grade the first thing you want to do is when you open your word document make sure you have double spacing make sure that you have a 12-point font Times New Roman is a good one make sure you put your header up here in the corner by going to insert page number and then after the page number appears typing your last name putting a space in between your name and the number and I want you to just begin with a work cited page so that’s the first component of the annotated bibliography you need five sources and the breakdown is as follows you need to database articles one book one online resource but be careful with those make sure you’re avoiding coms and things that aren’t that reputable and then a fifth source of your choice so here’s my works cited page you do have to think about the different types of sources you’re using so if you look at this one right here the third one this is from pursuing happiness so we already know how to cite this we’re very very good at citing a short work from an anthology but we also have to learn how to cite other kinds of sources now so you’ll see this first one by the volume and numb and issue numbers here as well as the name of a database I know that this is a journal article from a database so this is one of my database sources my second source is the documentary happy because I want to use something from that in my paper I want to talk about some of the research they cited in the movie so you could also use that on your work cited page if you feel like you might use the documentary the third one is from the book so this is my book this is my fifth choice source by the way again here’s another one that has the name of a database and it has the journals I know this is another Journal article from the database and then my last one is from a website called psyche your mind but it’s published by the Berkeley science you so though it is a calm it does have a little bit more credibility so you have to evaluate accordingly when you’re looking at your sources so I have two database one book one online and then the source of my choice I picked the documentary but you could pick another database source a book whatever you want just start with five for now and then you might add more sources or you might have more out there that you want to use as you write your paper so then you go do a page break and go to the next page and if you follow the instructions on the assignment you’ll see that for every source for all five of them you’ll write one paragraph so I just put number one here I listed the article just in case this is the first one on my work cited page and then I answer I address the the credibility of the source the timeliness of the source the bias I evaluate it completely in the form of a single paragraph here so I was using the chart in the book if you go to that table depending on what source it is so mine was a journal so I looked in the you know the periodical column and I answered all of the considerations and questions that the book asked for each of the four major categories you’ll see that mine is a little bit detailed it goes to almost one full page so I would say if you’re writing your paragraphs for this and it’s not at least you know 75% of the page three-quarters of the page you got to keep writing okay so I want these to be an in-depth evaluation I want you to really look at the particulars and specifics of a source because you need to make very good choices in the sources that you choose to include in your paper I am including this document so you can read through it as a model for what you’re doing okay and then here I just put number two three four five this would be all your sources and I just said continue to keep doing this for all the sources that you found use mine as a model don’t skip over the details said that already and then page 364 is really important to making sure you get all of the details basically I just want to know that you you’ve read the source you’ve evaluated the source and you’re really clear about how this is gonna help your essay or where it will fit into it the last component is a reflection and you can just write like reflection and then write your paragraph where you answer some all a few of the questions that I included on the assignment page so this is what I’m looking for so the work cited page is one page and then if you do about a page for each of your sources that’s gonna be six pages and then your reflection so this might be about a seven page document as you work through it just FYI there’s no need to put your name on it at the top or do a heading because your last name is here and then when you submit it your name is beside the beside the document so I know who you are okay so I hope this is helpful make sure you download a copy of this from canvas so that you can take a look and make sure that you use mine as a model as you are developing yours but if you do run into problems or have questions please let me know