C.A.R. Part #9 - The Annotated Bib.
Bibliographies, References, and Works Cited pages come at the end of most book reports and traditional research papers. Because C.A.R. projects are cyclical and their goal is to inspire future research into a problem, they utilize Annotated Bibliography pages. While organized in the same fashion as a Reference or Works Cited page (MLA format, etc.), an Annotated Bibliography page differs because beneath each entry is a single-spaced paragraph that summarizes what information that source contained and why it was valuable to your research. Much of this same information comes from your Literature Review. (NOTE: All sources that appear in your Annotated Bibliography MUST be referenced at some point in your paper.)
Dr. Hartnell's Helpful Hints
1. Put YOUR last name and the page number in the upper-right corner.
2. The words Annotated Bibliography (in bold) appear at the top of this page. They are centered on the page. Your paper should already be set to "double-spaced", which means all you need to do is hit the "Enter" key ONCE to ensure the proper spacing between the words Annotated Bibliography and the start of your text.
3. Hit "Enter" again to begin your first entry of your Annotated Bibliography. Don't forget to include a single-spaced paragraph beneath the entry that summarizes what information that source contained and why it was valuable to your research.
4. Please refer to the MLA Quick Guide for how to properly organize your Annotated Bibliography. It is important to NOT separate your sources and have part of the summary paragraph on one page while the rest is on another. As such, you will need to move the entire entry to a fresh page so as not to cut it into two parts.
5. LENGTH: The Annotated Bibliography will vary greatly in length due to the number of sources you used. You should have no fewer than 10 sources for this C.A.R. project – most of which will be used in your Literature Review. You may exceed this limit (which is highly recommended).