Thanks, everyone, for productive conversations about your outlines and bibliographies today. Final versions of team outlines are due by 5pm today and annotated bibliographies are due next Thursday 4/30. Projects are coming together and I am really impressed with your consistency given these very difficult times. Here’s a guide to writing an annotated bibliography, including verbs and phrases for writing about texts. The Purdue OWL has a guide as well. Remember that your annotations should really reflect on how that source helps you answer your question. Make the summary as short as possible, and don’t pad your word count by restating the author’s name or the document title. Each person on a team should cite and annotate 3 sources, and each annotation should be at least 100 words. A source does not have to be text; it can be visual, like a photo, map, or documentary video. Aim for a mix of primary and secondary sources, and if you have questions, please get in touch.

A few of the places to further your research mentioned in class:

Brooklyn Community District 6 Profile – demographic data and a lot more

Digital Collections from the New York Public Library – historical photos and maps, free for everyone; also the map warper for georectified historical fire insurance maps

Digitized historical Brooklyn newspapers, especially the Brooklyn Eagle (1841-1963) – free for everyone from the Brooklyn Public Library

Social Explorer to explore current and historical demographic data and create thematic maps – log in with the LIB barcode from your college ID.

For 24/7 research help, chat with a librarian.

I’ll post details about our virtual field trip to Interference Archive as soon as I can.

Stay safe and healthy, everyone.