Annotated Bibliography

Paper 2 asks you to analyze academic sources. Both the paper and the annotated bibliography need to include at least three academic sources (sources written by scholars and published in scholarly journals or academic presses). There is not a length requirement for this assignment, but you should present your research as an annotated bibliography (see The Little Seagull Handbook p. 74). You should submit your paper as an attachment via email before class the day it is due.

In terms of structure, you should follow the guidelines from the handbook. Start the bibliography with a one paragraph statement of scope (p. 75) that explains what topic you are covering in your research. You are welcome to continue addressing the same topic from Paper 1, or you can focus on a different aspect of your identity. After the statement of scope, you should then include the following for each source: complete APA bibliographic information, a concise description of the work, and relevant commentary (p. 76). The annotations should be one or two substantial paragraphs.

To find academic sources, look at a few different databases. Check out JSTOR, Project Muse, and Academic Search Complete on the library’s website and also try Google Scholar. For books, you can try the library’s book catalog. Once you find a helpful source, look through its works cited to see if any of those sources look helpful.

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