Posted: October 27th, 2022

annotated bibliography

 Finding Source Material:

  • This week, you will begin to gather sources for your research paper. This is extremely important because the sources are what you will use to support your thesis statement. Often, you will not find a source that gives exactly what you are looking for, but you can look through the sources and find bits and pieces to build your argument. You will need to have at least SEVEN sources. See the source material guidelines below: 

    At least SEVEN sources must be used.
    Sources must have been published within the last ten years.
    All sources must be retrieved from the following databases:

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    Click “EBSCO search”
    Type in User ID: magn0117
    Click “Advanced Search”
    On the left side of the screen, click the Full Text box
    On the left side of the screen, set the start date to 10 years back / click tab after the date is entered to set the date
    Type in your search string and click “Search”
    All sources from the JCJC Database are listed as an EBSCOhost source
    When you find an article that may be of use, click on the full text of the article and then look for the “cite” button on the vertical toolbar on the right side of your screen.  This will enable you to find the correct, completed citation for the article. When you click on “Cite,” sroll down the page until you find MLA. Simply copy and paste the cite into a Word doc.  Double space it and use a “hanging indent.”

    CQ Researcher

    Username: jcjc               
    Password: bobcat

    Facts on File

    Username: jonescty                
    Password: facts

    SIRS Issues Researcher

    Username: 1577886                
    Password: 39437

  • Copy and paste each source’s MLAcitation.
  • Compile all the MLA citation entries, listed alphabetically by either the author’s last name or the title of the work.
  • The citations must be formatted with the hanging ident. 
  • Be sure to include the header information and title: Works Cited.

    Refer to pp. 452-508 in The Little, Brown Compact Handbook for MLA documentation guidelines and information.
    Additional MLA Resources:

    MLA Overview Slideshow
    MLA Website
    Online Writing Lab at Purdue University
    MLA Practice Template

  • Annotated Bibliography:

    The annotated bibliography is simply the works cited page with notes (annotations).
    To complete this assignment, list the MLA citations for your sources alphabetically, and under each entry, type a five-to-seven sentence paragraph describing how each source will support your thesis statement.

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