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The Annotated Bibliography

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Deirdre Mursch

on 18 June 2017

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First, locate and record citations to books, periodicals, and documents that may contain useful information and ideas on your topic.
When given this assignment, your instructor and the guidelines will specify the number of sources you will need.
Briefly examine and review the actual items. Then choose those works that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic.
Use the school's online databases to find your articles.
Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of a variety of intellectual skills: concise exposition, succinct analysis, and informed library research.
The Annotated Bibliography
The purpose
1. Cite the article or document using APA style (or whichever style is selected by your instructor)
Four Easy steps to creating an annotated bibliography!
2. Explain the purpose of the article (the author's intent).
4. Identify the likelihood that you will use the article in your final paper and why or why not.
This concise annotation, which summarizes the central theme and scope of the article, should be a minimum of 100 words.
The best way to figure out your sources!
3. Provide a brief summary of the article.
The purpose of this assignment is to discover the research available to you in order to help you support your point in your final research paper.

You must have your idea for your research paper in place before you begin the research process; this will help narrow your search ideas to a manageable level.
Fisk, D. P. (2008). The restoration actress. In S. J. Owen (Ed.), A companion to restoration
drama. (pp. 69-91). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Fisk (2008) looks to explain the realities of the Restoration actress. She begins her article by explaining how women were forbidden from the stage in England before the Restoration of the English crown, due to Puritanical beliefs. Puritans did not like actresses on stage because of the portrayal of sexuality and the blurring of gender identify. Women were added to the stage because many people spent time on the continent of Europe during the Commonwealth period of English history. Restoration theater differed from other theaters by invoking “everyday life and manners” (p. 75). Despite the popularity of women on the stage, the actresses had to deal with a lot of abuse; however, acting allowed women to make their own place in society. Moreover, having actresses on stage allowed plays to draw attention to the female form, an aspect lacking in earlier theater productions. Actresses also allowed new subject matters, such as the domestic realm, to be portrayed on stage. Fisk (2008) ends her article by reminding the reader that actresses were much more versatile than given credit for and their talent on stage was what was important at the time.
I find that this article will be useful for my topic as it expresses not only the changing role of women in the Restoration period, but also an in-depth view of their lives during that time.
**Title of work/journal/periodical should be italicized.
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