Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography Created by: Leigh Ann Pieroni Germantown High School 2012 Example of annotated bibliography in MLA format: Orlov 1 Orlov 1 Insert, page number Anna Orlov Professor Willis English 101

Heading 3 March 2012 Online Monitoring: A Threat to Employee Privacy in the Wired Workplace: An Annotated Bibliography Citation Adams, Scott. Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel. New York: Harper, 2002. Print. Adamss Dilbert cartoons are known for satirizing everyday workplace issues. The cartoon on page 106 illustrates how rampant Internet use in the workplace has become Annotation, Hanging indent and suggests that both employers and employees are well aware of the practice. The

cartoon points out the difficulty employers face in trying to restrict employee Internet use. American Management Association and ePolicy Institute. 2005 Electronic Monitoring and Surveillance Survey. American Management Association. Amer. Management Assn., 2005. Web. 15 Feb. 2006. According to the survey of workplace Internet use summarized in this article, employers are most concerned about employees visiting inappropriate Web sites. However, employers monitoring of employees extends beyond blocking certain web sites. Many employers who participated in the study also track individual keystrokes and review e-mails. The study suggests that the majority of employers who monitor Internet use are telling their employees that they are being monitored. Title, center, 12 font What is MLA? MLA (Modern Language

Association) style formatting is often used in various Humanities disciplines. MLA regulates: Document Format In-text citations Works Cited (a list of all sources used in the paper) Annotated bibliographies are simply an organized list of the sources that you have used, each of which is followed by a brief note: the annotation. The annotation itself is a brief description and evaluation or the book or article.

Research sources to use: 1. Library Website (Includes links to card catalogue, databases, and research help.) 2. Databases available- Magnolia, JSTOR, Literature Resource Center 3. Books from GHS or public library. Tips in writing your annotated bibliography Include page number at top right of page, heading at top left , title centered Use MLA formatting for the paper (1 inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font, double space) Use Citation Maker or similar website to cite your source. Place citations in alphabetical order. Use a hanging indent (1/2 inch for all lines after 1st line). Follow your teachers guidelines on what to

include in your annotation. Example: MLA Annotated Bibliography Example of annotated bibliography in MLA format: Elizabeth Thompson Professor Stacks English 102 20 August 2001 Stem Cell Research: An Annotated Bibliography Holland, Suzanne. The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate : Science, Ethics, and Public Policy. Boston: MIT Press, 2001. Print. This is the annotation of the above source. In this example, I am following MLA 2009 (3rd ed.) guidelines for the bibliographic information listed above. If I were really writing an annotation for this source, I would offer a brief summary of what this book says about stem cell research. After a brief summary, it would be appropriate to assess this source and offer some criticisms of it. Does it seem like a reliable and current source? Why? Is the research biased or objective? Are the facts well documented? Who is the author? Is she qualified in this subject? Is this source scholarly, popular, some of both? The length of your annotation will depend on the assignment or on the purpose of your annotated bibliography. After summarizing and assessing, you can now reflect on this source. How does it fit into your research? Is this a helpful resource? Too scholarly? Not scholarly enough? Too general/specific? Since "stem cell research" is a very broad topic, has this source helped you to narrow your topic?

Senior, K. "Extending the Ethical Boundaries of Stem Cell Research. Trends in Molecular Medicine 7 (2001): 5-6. Print. Not all annotations have to be the same length. For example, this source is a very short scholarly article. It may only take a sentence or two to summarize. Even if you are using a book, you should only focus on the sections that relate to your topic. Not all annotated bibliographies assess and reflect; some merely summarize. That may not be the most helpful for you, but, if this is an assignment, you should always ask your instructor for specific guidelines. Wallace, Kelly. "Bush Stands Pat on Stem Cell Policy." CNN. 13 August 2001. 17 August 2001. Television. Notice that in this example, I chose a variety of sources: a book, a scholarly journal, and a web page. Using a variety of sources can help give you a broader picture of what is being said about your topic. You may want to investigate how scholarly sources are treating this topic differently than more popular sources. But again, if your assignment is to only use scholarly sources, then you will probably want to avoid magazines and popular web sites. Notice that the bibliographic information above is proper MLA format (use whatever style is appropriate in your field) and the annotations are in paragraph form. Note also that the entries are alphabetized by the first word in the bibliographic entry. If you are writing an annotated bibliography with many sources, it may be helpful to divide the sources into categories. For example, if I were putting together an extensive annotated bibliography for stem cell research, I might divide the sources into categories such as ethical concerns, scholarly analyses, and political ramifications. For more examples, a quick search at a library or even on the Internet should produce several examples of annotated bibliographies in your area. Copied from Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab

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