Civics in Action
Researching Your Focus Issue
Part 1: The Annotated Bibliography
What is an Annotated Bibliography?
A bibliography is a list of sources used in a research project. An annotated bibliography takes it further. In addition to listing each source, you also summarize the source, assess its reliability, and reflect on how the source will be useful for you in this project.
Your annotated bibliography will have [insert number here] entries total, one for each source you wish to use. If you found more than [insert number here] sources, choose [insert number here] for this annotated bibliography.
Each Entry Will Include:
1. Bibliographic Citation
Using proper MLA format, state the title, author, publication date, etc. [You may wish to insert links to sites that help with MLA formatting.]
Write a one-paragraph summary that includes all of the following:
3. Reliability Assessment
Write a one-paragraph assessment that includes all of the following:
Write a one-paragraph reflection that includes all of the following:
Sources should answer the following