- It provides MLA style (or some other style) citations, just like a regular works cited page.
- The annotation should mention the authors of the source and, if available, information about who they are and how they relate to the topic. This is brief – 1-2 sentences
- The annotation should describe the main idea of the source, key concepts, and definitions of fundamental terms. This is a summary of the source.
- The annotation can evaluate the source. Is it a strong source that supports the thesis of your essay? Does it show perspective? Opposing viewpoints?
- The annotation can compare sources to one another. Does this source support another? Contradict it? Elaborate on an idea?
Step 1 – Review Resources on Works Cited/ Annotated Bibliography
The best way to compile citations for your works cited is by using the citation or email tools, located on the right side of the screen in most research databases. If you email yourself a source, you will get a .pdf of the source and an formatted works cited citations. You will have to choose MLA from a drop down menu.
Writer’s Handbook – Creating an Annotated Bibliography
Step 2 – Create and Upload the Annotated Bibliography
Post your Annotated Bibliography into Discussion 9A.