Annotated Bibliography Assignment (5-7 pp.)

Building on the last paragraph of your Investigative Proposal, use the library’s resources to find five scholarly secondary sources (i.e. journal articles, book chapters, scholarly reviews, interviews) to inform your proposed investigation, at least one of which is in print form (hint: PN 1997.85 and PN 1995.3). Following MLA style, create an annotated Works Cited page with citations and one-paragraph evaluative summaries for each article.

These sources should be scholarly, academic ones such as journal articles, book chapters, scholarly film reviews, and filmmaker interviews. Do not use Internet search engines or popular magazines and newspapers. Instead, use a variety of electronic databases like JSTOREBSCOHost, and the CUNY+ catalog. Remember before you begin to research to take into consideration the methodology or discipline you described in your Proposal’s third paragraph, so that you can limit your search to appropriate materials.

After identifying and preparing citations for three sources, provide one-paragraph annotations for each. These annotations, or “evaluative summaries,” should begin with a 2-3 sentence overview of the article, continue with 2-3 sentences that cite and contextualize key quotations or terms, and conclude with 2-3 sentences that discuss how this source will be useful to your project.

Audience: An English professor who is not necessarily familiar with the research you uncover

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