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How to create MLA Annotated Bibliography

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How to create MLA Annotated Bibliography
Summary
Write a summary that includes the following elements: identify the author’s stance, summarize the source, assess the source’s credibility, and reflect on how you will use the source specifically. The entire annotation should consist of a 7-12 sentence paragraph…

Summary Consists of the following:
7-12 Sentences

~ Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source. What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say? The length of your annotations will determine how detailed your summary is.

~ Assess: After summarizing a source, it may be helpful to evaluate it. Is it a useful source? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?

~ Reflect: Once you've summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into your research. Was this source helpful to you? How does it help you shape your argument? How can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed how you think about your topic?
2-3 sentences
Requirements/Formatting
What is it?
An annotated bibliography will provide the opportunity to complete research on your topic without specifically narrowing your topic. An annotated bibliography is a list of sources that contribute to the research of your topic and a summary of the source that clearly identifies the author's stance on the topic.

What you'll need to do...

1. Cite the source in MLA Format (hanging indent)
2. Summarize the source
3. Make sure you have a reliable & useful source

~ A summary should include the following elements: identify the author’s stance, summarize the source, assess the source’s credibility, and reflect on how you will use the source specifically. The entire annotation should consist of a 7-12 sentence paragraph…
Note: Follow the format above (hanging indent for source)
Your summary should not be your paper!
Please do not attempt to write your paper in this annotated bibliography. That's not what an annotated bibliography is. An annotated bibliography is a list of sources that contribute to the research of your topic and a summary of the source that clearly identifies the author's stance on the topic. Do the following things: cite the source correctly, summarize it correctly, and proofread your work as well as citation...
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Wording that might help you
1-3 sentences
2-3 sentences
How to do hanging indents on Google Docs
This is important for your Annotated Bibliography & your Works Cited Page, so pay attention...
Annotated Bibliography Example

~ Find five (5) sources that directly contribute to the research of your topic
* 10 sources for SEP

~12 point font Times New Roman

~MLA formatted annotated bibliography document

~One inch margins

~Double Spaced

~Sources appear in alphabetical order by author surname or title

~ Hanging Indents are required for citations in the bibliography, as shown below.

That is, the first line of the citation starts at the left margin, and subsequent lines are indented 4 spaces. (YouTube Clip)
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