Annotated Bibliography Tips: An annotated bibliography is an excellent way to gather a large number of sources and evaluate them in terms of how useful they will be to your overall research paper. Your submission should include the four following elements for each article: Bibliographic Citation: The very first thing should be the bibliographic citation of the article you will be reviewing (see example below). Summary of the source (article): This should be a paragraph dedicated to what the article is about. Some questions you should think about (among others) are: what is the purpose or main point? What are the main ideas? How does the author support the claims? What evidence is used? Analysis of the source (article): This paragraph should be dedicated to thinking critically about the quality of the source. Without using first person, I should be able to hear your voice pondering the some of the following questions (among others): Do the facts/analysis/conclusions of the source seem accurate? Are the qualifications of the author relevant? Does the author delve deep into a topic or is it rather cursory? Evaluation of Usefulness: In this paragraph you should evaluate the source in terms of how useful (or not) it would be to your final research paper. Does it pertain well enough to the topic you are exploring? What are some of the things it would add to your paper? How does it compare to other sources? Justify the claims you make. Remember that format counts. I expect that your submission will mimic the format set out in the example found with the assignment and in the course documents. You should turn in a scholarly paper. Thus grammar, punctuation, and other such details should be on point. At the very least, have a person you trust look at your paper before submitting. I recommend a visit to the Writing Center before submitting the final paper.