Annotated Bibliographies Writing Guidelines

Definitions

Most students are familiar with bibliographies. A bibliography is a listing of sources including books, journals, Web sites, and periodicals used during research of a specific topic. Other name given to bibliographies are “References” or “Works Cited.” The term you use will depend on the style formatting you use. A bibliography includes the following information:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Publisher
  • Date

The definition of annotation is a summary or evaluation. An annotated bibliography includes a summary or an evaluation of each listed source. Your annotations may incorporate or more of the following depending on your assigned project.Continue reading

MLA Style Guide

You will find that the Modern Language Association (MLA) is usually associated with writing within the context of humanities and liberal arts. In these resources, you will find rules which are a reflection of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd edition. You will also find examples of papers written using the MLA style of formatting, along with explanations on how to make in-text citations and footnotes.
In order to familiarize yourself with all the differences among the most popular citation styles, address the Citation Style Chart.Continue reading