Annotated Bibliography

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Annotated Bibliography

Here are some notes to help with the annotated bibliography.

An annotated Bibliography is a works cited or references page with additional information explaining each entry.

For this assignment:

  1. add a paragraph summary of each scholarly article you are using
  2. Explain briefly how you are using this source in your research paper.

Here are some  sample annotated bibliographies to see how it should look.

  1. Annotated Bib Sample.
  2. Purdue Owl sample page. 

Here is a sample entry:

London, Herbert. “Five Myths of the Television Age.” Television Quarterly, vol. 10, no.1, 1982, pp. 81-89. Herbert London, the Dean of Journalism at New York University and author of several books and articles, explains how television contradicts five commonly believed ideas. He uses specific examples of events seen on television, such as the assassination of John Kennedy, to illustrate his points. His examples have been selected to contradict such truisms as: “seeing is believing”; “a picture is worth a thousand words”; and “satisfaction is its own reward.” London uses logical arguments to support his ideas, which are his personal opinion. He doesn’t refer to any previous works on the topic. London’s style and vocabulary would make the article of interest to any reader.