Annotated Bibliography Assignment Annotated Bibliography For this assignment, you will be presenting a complete bibliography (formatted in MLA style according to the 9th edition of MLA) for 5 sources that you find on your topic. In addition, you will write complete annotations for each of your sources. If you are writing about a timely topic, it is likely that you will find many of your sources through an online search engine by looking at a number of reputable national sources. The following would be examples of reputable popular sources--that is, sources whose intended audience is the general public and not a specialized academic audience. The New York Times (newspaper) The Washington Post (newspaper) The Atlantic (magazine) New York Magazine (magazine) CNN (online news) The Chronicle of Higher Education (magazine related to higher education) Inside Higher Ed (magazine related to higher education) The Economist (magazine) The New Yorker (magazine) Source requirements: For this assignment, you will need to have a variety of sources, and you will want to include a mix of popular sources and more specialized academic sources. You will need to find sources that represent a variety of positions or issues raised about the topic. You need to find at least two sources from the library databases, though you may find more timely information in the sources I have listed above. You must include at least one peer-reviewed source in your bibliography. What you will submit: A bibliography page that lists a minimum of five sources on your topic. This should be formatted correctly for MLA citation style (the most recent 9th edition). For each of the sources on your Bibliography page, you will also develop a more thorough annotation. The goal of an annotation is to give a concise summary of the article, as well as to analyze its usefulness for any project on this topic. Your 1-2 paragraph annotations should include ALL of the following elements: Paragraph 1: Summary of the key points of the article A brief summary of the main arguments/discussion within the source—in other words, explain how this article adds to one’s understanding of this topic. A brief discussion of how the author supports his or her claims (i.e., what type of evidence is used? What evidence is most persuasive?) Paragraph 2: Critique of the value of this source An assessment of the author’s credentials or expertise on the topic (i.e., is the author credible/an expert on this topic? Why?) Why is this a valid or persuasive source? How you would likely use this source in your essay (i.e., does this source serve as support for your position or is this a view you disagree with? What type of questions/background does this information help you establish?) You can find a sample annotation linked here that shows you both the formatting for MLA citation and a full two-paragraph annotation.