An Annotated Bibliography is a form of documentation that researchers use to organize and evaluate sources for a project.
Step 1: Select a minimum of 5 sources relevant to your topic.
- 1 visual source (map/ photo / etc)
- 2 primary sources
- 2 secondary sources
Step 2: Create a citation for each source, formatted using MLA or APA full citation style.
Step 3: Underneath each citation, write a critical annotation of at least 100 words for each source.
In your annotation, address the following questions:
- What does the source indicate about our site and your time period?
- What aspects of place and time period (topics) does your source address?
- Who is the intended audience of this source? What research need does it address?
- Who created this source?
Step 4: Submit your finished Annotated Bibliography as a .pdf on Open Lab. Format your document following this template. Be sure to list your sources in alphabetical order.
- Citation and annotated bibliography 25%
- Quality and extent of research 25%
- Depth of analysis 50%