The Annotated Bibliography will be comprised of at least 4 sources cited MLA works cited format. This means that you will have a correctly formatted citation for 4 sources you have found in your research. Beneath each citation you need to write a short paragraph that briefly:
– Summarizes the source
– Discusses where/how you found the source
– Gives the reasons the source is credible/reputable
– Explains how it will be relevant to your topic and useful in your paper.
For Example: This is one sample entry in an annotated bibliography:
Booker Joe. Homelessness in LA: A Growing Trend Trends in Society Journal. 12.2.(2006): 5-6. Print.
This article discusses how homelessness has increased by 50% in the Los Angeles area over the past 5 years and how factors such as mental illness economics and racist and classist zoning of houses and apartments has affected these numbers. I found this argument using the Lexis-Nexis search engine accessed through CSUN Oviatt Library. I searched for homelessness in Los Angeles and found this article after looking through my search results. It is a peer-reviewed article from a respected journal so I knew it was both academic and trustworthy. This article will be useful to my essay because it provides some useful statistics that I will cite as support when I discuss homelessness as a persistent problem in our society that shows the growing gap between the very rich and the very poor. I will then connect this to the huge gap between the wealthy Capitol citizens and the impoverished workers who live in the districts and discuss how The Hunger Games can be seen as commentary on the wealth gap in our own society.