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LIS2004 Strategies for Online Research | Prof. Machado Dillon

This guide contains resources for students of Prof. Machado Dillon's LIS2004 course.

LIS2004 Project

Guidelines

Final Course Project: Annotated Bibliography

Construct an annotated bibliography using five sources which support your topic and thesis statement/research question. The annotated bibliography will consist of accurate and complete citations in MLA style for each source with an annotation describing why the source is suitable and relevant. The annotated bibliography should adhere to the formatting standards for the style guide used.

  1. Include your topic and thesis statement/research question.
  2. Find five different sources that you think provide the most authoritative information about your topic and support or refute your thesis statement/research question. At least two of the five sources must be articles from the Miami Dade College Library databases. Up to three of the five sources may be from the Web. One source may be an eBook from the Miami Dade College Library collection.
  3. Use the RADAR checklist, or another evaluation tool covered, and what you've learned about evaluating sources in this course to evaluate all sources retrieved. Once you have chosen five sources (at least two scholarly database articles and three other sources), use the course information provided to construct citations for each source in Word. Pay close attention to the proper placement of punctuation and italics. You will lose points if your material is not cited properly. Use the resources available to you wisely. There is an MLA Style LibGuide as well as the MLA Style Center and Purdue OWL at your disposal.
  4. Beneath each citation, include an annotation describing the source, why you chose it, its relevance to your thesis statement/research question, and how you know it's a good source appropriate for college level work (rationale, authority, date, accuracy, relevance). Three to four sentences for each annotation will suffice.
  5. Use the examples in Project Samples as a general guideline for completing your project.
  6. Pay attention to grammar, punctuation and spelling when writing your annotations. Writing tutors are available and ready to help you, simply head over to the Tutoring link on Blackboard.

The course project requirements, rubric for grading, and MLA sample projects are included. Please download/view, read, and use these documents in completing your assignment.

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Sample Annotated Bibliography

Click on the documents below to see examples of annotated bibliographies in MLA format.

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